Latin American Centre Seminars: Human Rights in the New Cuba

lisa baldez

Convener: David Doyle

Speaker: Lisa Baldez - Dartmouth College

Lisa Baldez is Professor of Government and Latin American, Latino and Caribbean Studies and Cheheyl Professor and Director of the Dartmouth Center for the Advancement of Learning at Dartmouth College. She is the author of Why Women Protest: Women’s Movements in Chile (Cambridge University Press, 2002) and her most recent book, Defying Convention: US Resistance to the UN Treaty on Women’s (Cambridge University Press, 2014). Defying Convention won the 2015 Victoria Schuck Award for best book on women and politics and 2015 best book on human rights, both from the American Political Science Association. Her work on gender and politics in Latin America and in the U.S. has appeared in numerous journals, including Comparative PoliticsLegislative Studies Quarterly and The Journal of Legal Studies. She is one of the founding editors, with Karen Beckwith, of Politics & Gender, the official journal of the Women and Politics Section of the American Political Science Association.