Brooke Ackerly

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Research

Professor Ackerly works in the fields of global justice and responsibility, democratic theory, feminist methodologies, human rights, social and environmental justice, and climate change. She integrates into her theoretical work empirical research on activism. Her most recent work, Just Responsibility: a Human Rights Theory of Global Justice is forthcoming from Oxford University Press. Her publications include Political Theory and Feminist Social Criticism (Cambridge 2000), Universal Human Rights in a World of Difference (Cambridge 2008), and Doing Feminist Research with Jacqui True (Palgrave Macmillan 2010). She is currently working on the intersection of global economic, environmental, and gender justice. She teaches courses on feminist theory, feminist research methods, human rights, contemporary political thought, and gender and the history of political thought. She is the winner of the Graduate Teaching Award and the Margaret Cuninggim Mentoring Prize. She is the founder of the Global Feminisms Collaborative, a group of scholars and activists developing ways to collaborate on applied research for social justice. She advises academics and donors on evaluation, methodology, and the ethics of research. She has served the profession through committees and section leadership in professional associations including the American Political Science Association (APSA), International Studies Association (ISA), European Consortium on Gender and Politics (ECPG), and the Southern Political Science Association. She has been a member of the editorial board for Politics & Gender (Journal of the APSA, Women and Politics Section) and currently serves on the editorial boards of Politics, Groups and Identities and Political Research Quarterly.

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