Studies in National and International Development

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Thursday, February 4th 2016.  Mackintosh-Corry Hall D214

Everyone welcome.

Allison Goebel explores women's experiences in the rapidly urbanizing context of post-1994 South Africa. She navigates different layers of urbanization in the country and illuminates the ways through which women's experiences of urbanization differ from men's, and why these differences matter. In an approach that emphasizes women's right to the city, Goebel presents original research in a case study of the city of Pietermaritzburg, features life stories of urban women, and engages with the literature in South African history, politics, gender studies, urban studies, and environmental studies.

Allison Goebel is an Associate Professor in the School of Environmental Studies at Queen’s University. She is the author of Gender and Land Reform: The Zimbabwe Experience and will be talking about her newly released book, On Their Own: Women, Urbanization, and the Right to the City in South Africa with McGill-Queen’s University Press. Copies of the book will be available for purchase after her talk.

Allison Goebel explores women's experiences in the rapidly urbanizing context of post-1994 South Africa. She navigates different layers of urbanization in the country and illuminates the ways through which women's experiences of urbanization differ from men's, and why these differences matter. In an approach that emphasizes women's right to the city, Goebel presents original research in a case study of the city of Pietermaritzburg, features life stories of urban women, and engages with the literature in South African history, politics, gender studies, urban studies, and environmental studies.

Allison Goebel is an Associate Professor in the School of Environmental Studies at Queen’s University. She is the author of Gender and Land Reform: The Zimbabwe Experience and will be talking about her newly released book, On Their Own: Women, Urbanization, and the Right to the City in South Africa with McGill-Queen’s University Press. Copies of the book will be available for purchase after her talk.