Theorizing Feminism for Those on the Margins: Reflections of a Transnational Scholar – Dr. Phil E. Okeke-Ihejirkia
March 17, 2010 – 11:00 am to 1:00 pm – Education South 122
Dr. Phil is a professor of Gender, Development and Transnational Studies in the Women’s Studies Program of the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada. Her research and teaching focus on Gender and Development in Africa as well as on Gender Issues in Migration and Settlement in Canada. Her publications in journals and books reflect a continuing contribution to the debates in these fields, including her highly acclaimed volumes- Negotiating Power and Privilege: Igbo Career Women in Contemporary Nigeria (Okeke-Ihejirika, Ohio University Press, 2004); Gendering Transformations: Gender, Culture, Race, and Identity in Africa and Her Diaspora (Korieh and Okeke-Ihejirika, Routledge 2008). Dr Okeke-Ihejirika is actively involved in community research in West Africa. She works with immigrant serving organizations, and social agencies across Canada where she does a good deal of her research. She also works with international partners such the Rotary International Foundation, to build cross-Atlantic linkages for scholars and NGOs interested in African development. She is an adjunct professor in two Nigerian universities: Nnamdi Azikiwe University (UNIZIK) and Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA).