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Dr Elisabeth Jay Friedman

University of San Francisco
Elisabeth Jay Friedman is Associate Professor of Politics and Latin American Studies at the University of San Francisco. Her publications include Unfinished Transitions: Women and the Gendered Development of Democracy in Venezuela, 1936-1996 (Penn State Press, 2000), and Sovereignty, Democracy, and Global Civil Society: State-Society Relations at UN World Conferences (With Kathryn Hochstetler and Ann Marie Clark, SUNY Press, 2005). She has also published articles on civil society, democratization, and women’s social movements in Latin America and globally in Comparative Politics, International Feminist Journal of Politics, Latin American Politics & Society, Media, Culture, & Society, Signs, Politics & Gender, and Women’s Studies International Quarterly. She served as guest editor for the NACLA Report on the America’s March 2007 issue “How Pink Is the Pink Tide: Feminist and LGBT Activists Challenge the Left.” Her current research focuses on the impact of information and communication technology on transnational feminist organizing, taking into account the ways in which political institutions reflect gender and other relations of power.