Gendering globalisation: processes and resistances.

Some examples from Latin America regarding trade, labour and migration.

The GCGS is proud to announce that professor Edmé Dominguez of the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, will give the keynote lecture at the GCGS annual Research Day, on October 29, at the Ghent University Conference Centre, Het Pand (Zaal Vermeylen, 1-2pm).

Dr. Dominguez is Associate Professor in the area of Peace and Development Studies and affiliated with the School of Global Studies of the University of Gothenburg. She is interested in issues of economic globalization, regionalism, trade and labour with a particular focus on issues of gender and citizenship. Her previous research concentrated on Soviet perceptions of Latin American socio-economic problems and Soviet policy towards Latin America. In her current research she focuses on the social implications of the North American Free Trade Agreement for Mexico and El Salvador, with a particular interest in the strategies of labour organizing of women workers at maquiladora industries through the case of several NGOs and some trade unions situated mostly in the North Eastern part of the Mexican border. She has published in various high profile journals, both in English and Spanish. She teaches courses on gender, development and international relations.

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