Measuring Gendered Poverty: Methodology and Morality


Location: 140 DeBartolo

Measuring Gendered Poverty: Methodology and Morality

Feminist political philosopher Alison Jaggar will be speaking in the Philosophy Department this Friday on the topic  "Measuring Gendered Poverty: Methodology and Morality"--a topic that should be of especial interesting to Gender Studies folks.  The talk will take place in 140 DeBartolo at 3 with a reception following the talk on the 2nd floor of Malloy. 

This talk will describe a multi-disciplinary research project aiming to develop a new poverty measure capable of revealing the gendered dimensions of global poverty. The measure is methodologically innovative because it is gender sensitive, responsive to the perspectives of poor people, and explicit about the values it incorporates.

Alison Jaggar is a College Professor of Distinction at the University of Colorado at Boulder. She holds a joint appointment between Philosophy and Women and Gender Studies and is affiliated with the Department of Ethnic Studies. Jaggar is also a Distinguished Research Professor at the University of Birmingham, UK

Professor Jaggar pioneered the introduction of feminist concerns into philosophy. She co-founded SWIP (the Society for Women in Philosophy)  and Hypatia (the journal of feminist philosophy) and chaired the American Philosophical Association's Committee on the Status of Women. She has been awarded research fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Rockefeller Foundation, the AAUW, the University of Edinburgh, the Norwegian Research Council and the Australian Research Council. Her most recent book is Gender and Global Justice (Polity 2014).

Alison M. Jaggar
College Professor of Distinction
Philosophy and Women and Gender Studies
University of Colorado at Boulder

Friday, February 13


140 DeBartolo Hall

There will be a reception following the talk on the second floor of Malloy Hall.