Yana van der Meulen Rodgers is an associate professor of women"s and gender studies at Rutgers University. She maintains a regular consulting relationship with the United Nations and the World Bank, and is a vice president of the International Association for Feminist Economics. Rodgers is an expert on the economies of East and South Asia, where she lived and traveled extensively while conducting research. Her work and teachings focus on gender and economic development; quantitative methods in feminist research; women and global labor movements; and economics of the family. Additionally, she is an associate editor of the journal Feminist Economics and was a guest editor of the journal's special issue on inequality, development and growth. She received a bachelor"s degree in economics from Cornell University and her Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University.
This event is co-sponsored by the Program in Poverty, Social Justice, and Human Capabilities of the Center for the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality; the Baker Institute; and the Chao Center for Asian Studies.