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Michelle Rowley

Associate Professor
Work Phone: 
(301) 405-0981
Expert Credentials: 

Dr. Michelle Rowley is an Associate Professor to the Women’s Studies Department at the University of Maryland. Before joining the department in 2006 she served in the Women’s Studies Department at the University of Cincinnati (2004-2006). She completed her Ph.D. as a Fulbright Scholar at Clark University, Worcester MA (2003). She presently serves on the editorial collective for Feminist Studies.

Her research interests address issues of gender and development, the politics of welfare, as well as state responses to questions of Caribbean women’s reproductive health and well being and rights for sexual minorities. Her publications include “When the Post-Colonial State Bureaucratizes Gender: Charting Trinidadian Women’s Centrality Within The Margins,” “Where the Streets Have No Name: Getting Development Out of the (RED).” “Rethinking Interdisciplinarity: Meditations on the Sacred Possibilities of an Erotic Feminist Pedagogy,” and “Whose Time Is It?: Gender and Humanism in Contemporary Caribbean Feminist Advocacy.” Her book is entitled Feminist Advocacy and Gender Equity in the Anglophone Caribbean: Envisioning a Politics of Coalition (Routledge, 2011).

Area of Expertise: 

Gender and development
Transnational feminism
Feminist pedagogies
Women in the African diaspora

Country of Expertise: 
Ph.D. Clark University (2003), M.Sc. Development Studies, Consortium Graduate School, University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica (1996), B.A. University of the West Indies, St. Augustine (1992)