Associate Professor

Debra holds a joint appointment in Political Science and Women’s Studies. She received her B.A. from the University of Oregon in 1988, and received her Ph.D. from Rutgers University in January, 2000. Her research interests are in the areas of gender and transnational political organizing, with particular attention to international economic issues and Latin American Politics. While a graduate student at Rutgers University, she was the recipient of the University’s Graduate Student Teaching Excellence Award.

Research Interests

Women and politics, global feminism, international relations

Selected Publications

  • Respect, Protect, Fulfill: Raising the Bar on Women’s Rights in San Francisco (WILD for Human Rights: San Francisco, CA). View the Report.
  • “Women’s Labor in the Global Economy: Women Makes Movies ‘Brings it all Back Home,” International Feminist Journal of Politics5.2 (2003): 282-89.
  • “Gendering (Trans)National Advocacy: Tracking the Lollapalooza at ‘Home’,” International Feminist Journal of Politics, 4.2 (2002): 173-196.