Lourdes Benería is Professor Emerita at Cornell University, where she taught from 1987 to 2010 and was Director of the Gender and Global Change Program and of the Latin American Studies Program. She currently serves as Senior Research Associate at the Inter-University Institute for the Study of Women and Gender in Barcelona. An economist, her work has concentrated on development issues—especially in Latin America—and on labor markets, women’s work and globalization, and she has published numerous articles and books on these topics. She has worked with several international organizations, including the ILO, UNDP, and UNIFEM (now UNWomen), and she is a former president of the International Association for Feminist Economics.
Contribution to Roundtable on Feminism and Revolution
Feminism has differed from place to place and era to era, but women’s ways of knowing, doing, relating, and caring are essential to a Great Transition.