"The Gender Effect" - Author Talk with Kathryn Moeller

Event Date

Imagining America - 207 3rd St. Suite 120 - Davis, CA



The Gender Effect: Capitalism, Feminism, and the Corporate Politics of Development

Monday, March 5,  4:10-6:00 pm

How do the philanthropic, social responsibility, and business practices of corporations use a logic of development that positions girls and women as instruments of poverty alleviation and new frontiers for capitalist accumulation? Moeller’s work examines the Girl Effect, the philanthropic brand of Nike, Inc., as a central case study, to study how these corporations seek to address the problems of gendered poverty and inequality, yet do so using an instrumental logic that shifts the burden of development onto girls and women without transforming the structural conditions that produce poverty.

Imagining America Community Room
207 3rd Street, Suite, 120
Davis, CA 95616

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About Kathryn Moeller:

Kathryn Moeller is an author, a scholar, and a feminist. Her interdisciplinary, ethnographic scholarship examines the gendered, sexualized, and racialized nature of corporate power and its impact on people's lives, policies, and practices in the world. 

She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Educational Policy Studies in the School of Education at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She is also affiliated with the Department of Gender and Women's Studies and the Latin American, Caribbean, and Iberian Studies Program. She is currently a 2017-2018 National Academy of Education/Spencer Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow.  She is also a new member of the Feminist Studies editorial collective.

Moeller received her Ph.D. (2012) from the Social and Cultural Studies Program in the Graduate School of Education at the University of California, Berkeley with a Designated Emphasis in Gender, Women, and Sexuality from the Department of Gender & Women’s Studies. She also holds an M.A. in Curriculum & Teaching from Michigan State University, and a B.S. in Sociology and Human and Organizational Development with a minor in African American Studies from Vanderbilt University. Prior to graduate school, she was a high school teacher in the U.S. and Honduras.