Brulé Examines How Climate Crises Alter Women’s Political Representation
“Not only can climate change induce migration, but, I argue, climate shocks…can also destabilize gendered social systems…initiate political transformations… [and[ compel women to mobilize—as representatives and their supporters—to redirect local and national political agendas to respond to the vulnerabilities exposed by climate shocks.”
CURA Hosts Lecture on Veiling and Violence in Recent Iranian History
What constitutes proper attire for women – and men – has been a major issue in Iran’s culture wars for more than a century. Pardee School Professor Emeritus Chehabi provided an overview of the issue of veiling in Iranian society from the mid-nineteenth century to the present.
Pardee School Partners with State Department on Alliance for Afghan Women’s Economic Resilience
Since the Taliban took power in Afghanistan in the Summer of 2021, they have rolled back two decades of progress in women’s rights as well as access to work and education. This public-private partnership between the U.S. Department of State and Boston University’s Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies aims to tackle these setbacks.
Nolan Publishes New York Times Review of “Witches“
“Though the book chronicles violence against women and those who present as women, it highlights, in both rural and urban communities, an atmosphere of freedom and mobility that is a pleasure to read about.”
Brulé Publishes Research Exploring Impact of Quotas on Promoting Social Change
Professor Brulé and Aliz Tóth argue for policies that place multiple marginalized groups at the center, leveraging the fact that those who bear the brunt of interlocking forms of oppression have the greatest capacity to catalyze social transformation that benefits everyone.
Brulé Quoted on Global Gender Equality and Anti-Feminist Backlashes
In citing Professor Brule’s research, The New York Times discusses the backlash that results if patriarchal bargains that make women’s autonomy dependent on men break down-from the U.S. to India.
Karra Article Details Impact of Improved Access to Family Planning
Professor Karra and his coauthors show that exposure to the intervention increased the intervention group’s control over birth spacing and postpartum fertility, which in turn may contribute to women’s longer-term health and well-being.
Garčević Leads Discussion on “Vera Dreams of the Sea” at Belmont World Film Festival
Following a screening of the movie, Ambassador Garčević moderated a discussion with film director Kaltrina Krasniqi during which they discussed women’s rights, the role of tradition and when/how it contributes to the gender inequality, the clash between urban and rural lifestyles, as well as the role of women as liberators.
Brulé Co-Edits Issue of “Seminar” on Political Representation of Women in India
What are the existing barriers to women’s meaningful political representation? What progress has been made, if any? This issue seeks to provide a more nuanced view on women’s progress, impact, and remaining barriers faced in political office in contemporary India.
Brulé Offers Insights Into COVID-Exacerbated Gender Inequality
“Bringing gender equality into focus has the power to transform not only relationships between citizens, but also trust in states, enabling resilience in the face of COVID-19 and the global challenges on our horizon.”
Brulé Discusses “Women, Power, and Property” with New Books Network
Professor Brulé talks about her academic journey, the origins of her research for “Women, Power, and Property,” as well as the key findings of her book.
Brulé Offers Insight Into Women’s Participation in Government
Professor Brulé discusses the impact of gender stereotypes in shaping women’s success at different levels of politics and why women are more likely to be elected at the local as opposed to the national level.
Brulé Explores the Paradox of Gender Equality Laws in India
Professor Brulé leads a seminar outlining the findings of her latest book, which aims to explore how effective quotas are for women in government, explaining the relationship between political representation, backlash, and economic empowerment in India.
Brulé’s Women, Power, and Property Wins APSA Luebbert Prize
The APSA describes Brulé’s book as “packed with insight not just about gender but also about power. She shows how seemingly token institutional reform – gender reservations – can have profound knock on effects on the broader culture and distribution of power, an substantive policies.”
Brulé Op-Ed Explores Forces Shaping Political Gender Gap
“In India, Banerjee has broken the glass ceiling for women in politics. As female political participation rises, so do incentives and opportunities for running for office.”
Brulé Publishes Op-Ed on Political Economy Gender Gap
Brule’s research shows that lineage norms – which drive who gets to make decisions about wealth and how – are key determinants of the political economy gender gap.
Brulé Discusses Gender Inequality in India on Grand Tamasha
Brulé and host Milan Vaishnav discussed Indian gender quotas in local government, social and political economic hierarchies, as well as other topics explored in Brulé’s latest book Women, Power and Property: The Paradox of Gender Inequality Laws in India
Brulé Publishes Article Analyzing Political Economy Gender Gap
Coauthors Brulé and Gaikwad’s find that lineage norms – which determine who gets to make decisions about wealth and how – are key determinants of the political economy gender gap.
Karra Presents at Population Association of America’s Annual Meeting
Karra presented on research exploring topics such as “User-Centered Counseling in Contraceptive Decision-making” and “The Association Between Age, COVID-19 Symptoms, and Social Distancing Behavior in the United States.”
Brulé Awarded BU Global Programs & Foundation-India Seed Fund
Brulé’s study aims to see if “peer-mentorship groups that match experienced, active female sarpanches with first-time female sarpanches” are able to “improve the political agency of female politicians” specifically in the Indian state of Maharashtra.