Cynthia Enloe

Cynthia Enloe has chaired both Political Science and Women’s Studies at Clark University.  Her feminist teaching and research have focused on the interplay of women’s politics in the local, national and international arenas, with special attention to women in globalized factories (especially sneaker factories) and to diverse women’s experiences of, ideas about and actions in wars and militarized cultures. She has had Fulbrights in Malaysia and Guyana, and guest professorships in Japan, Britain and Canada, as well as lecturing in Sweden, Norway, Iceland, Germany, Korea, Turkey and at universities around the U.S., and is the winner of numerous professional awards.  Her works have been translated into Spanish, Turkish, Japanese, Korean, Swedish, and German. She has written for Ms. Magazine and appeared on National Public Radio, Al Jazeera, and the BBC.

Enloe’s fourteen books include Maneuvers: The International Politics of Militarizing Women’s Lives (2004), The Curious Feminist (2004), Globalization and Militarism (2007), and Nimo’s War, Emma’s War: Making Feminist Sense of the Iraq War (2010). She co-authored with Joni Seager, The Real State of America: Mapping the Myths and Truths about the United States (2011).  Her newest book is Seriously! Investigating Crashes and Crises as if Women Mattered (2013). Her new, thoroughly up-dated edition of Bananas, Beaches and Bases is available July, 2014.

Research Professor of International Development, Community, and Environment at Clark University

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