Anne Sisson Runyan is one of our speakers.
She holds a PhD in International Relations and is a Professor of Political Science and former Head of the Department of Women’s Studies at the University of Cincinnati (UC), where she also directed the Taft Research Center. She is among the progenitors of and a recognized eminent scholar in the field of feminist international relations, having also co-founded and led the Feminist Theory and Gender Studies Section of the International Studies Association. Her most recent books include Global Gender Politics (Routledge 2019), Feminist (Im)Mobilities in Fortress(ing) North America: Rights, Citizenships, and Identities in Transnational Perspective (Ashgate/Routledge 2013), and Gender and Global Restructuring: Sightings, Sites and Resistances, Second Edition (Routledge 2011; third edition in progress), and she has published widely in the areas of feminist international political economy and security studies as well as transnational and intersectional feminism. She served as a Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in North American Integration at York University in Toronto, Canada engaging in research for another book in progress on contesting the gendered politics of nuclear colonialization of Indigenous peoples and land. She is a Vice President of the International Studies Association and a former associate editor and current editorial board member of the International Feminist Journal of Politics as well as a recipient of the American Association of University Professors Georgina M. Smith Award for her union, campus, and professional organization leadership in advancing the status of academic women. She has taught in the US, Canada, The Netherlands, Mexico, and Egypt, studied and guest-lectured in many parts of the world, and currently teaches graduate and undergraduate courses on feminist and other critical international politics, political economy, and peace and security studies at UC while coordinating the Political Science doctoral concentration in Feminist Comparative and International Politics.
If you would like to know a bit more about her, here is one very interesting interview: https://www.e-ir.info/2019/03/08/interview-anne-sisson-runyan/