Who We Are

Barbara Miller

Barbara Miller, Director, Global Gender Program
Professor of Anthropology and International Affairs
Director, Culture in Global Affairs research and policy program. As of July 2012, Barbara also directs the Elliott School's Institute for Global and International Studies, which houses both the GGP and CIGA. 

As a professor of cultural anthropology and international affairs at the George Washington University, Professor Barbara Miller has done most of her research on gender and health issues in India. She has also studied rural development in Bangladesh, low-income household budgeting in Jamaica and Hindu adolescents in Pittsburgh.

Professor Miller received B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in anthropology from Syracuse University. She joined the Elliott School of International Affairs in 1993 as a specialist in the anthropology of international development. Before that, she taught at the University of Rochester, SUNY Cortland, Ithaca College, Cornell University and the University of Pittsburgh.

Her current research takes three directions: child survival and gender inequality in India, health and illness patterns cross-culturally as affected by rapid development and population movements, and the role of culture in international policy and programs.

Professor Miller served as the Associate Dean of the Elliott School from 1999- 2002 and from 2009-2012.

Camry Haskins, Program Assistant, Global Gender Program

Camry joined the Global Gender Program as the Program Assistant in September 2014. She  received a BA in Political Science from California Polytechnic State University. During her time as  an undergraduate, Camry focused on issues of girls’ education in Kenya, and held  internships  where she focused on global environmental issues, education programs, and  public policy. After  graduating, Camry worked for Job Corps and the California  Conservation Corps focusing on  enhancing educational and professional opportunities for  young adults. As the Program Assistant  for the Global Gender Program, some of Camry’s tasks are editing the weekly newsletter, coordinating events, and working on daily administrative tasks. In addition to her work at the Global Gender Program, Camry is pursuing a MA in International Development Studies, focusing in Gender and Development.


   Lesli Davis, Program Officer, Women's Empwerment Pakistan

   Lesli joined the Global Gender Program in 2015 as the Program Officer for Women's Empowerment Pakistan, a university partnership between GW and Lahore College for Women University. Lesli received her                  undergraduate degree in English and Socialogy from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. After university, she worked in domestic refugee resettlement, as an ESL teacher, health caseworker, and finally as case          manager. She also founded the Knoxville chapter of the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network. Currently, Lesli is pursuing an MA in International Affairs with a focus on global gender policy and development.              As the Program Officer, Lesli assists with event planning, grant reporting, and administrative tasks, among other duties.









photo: Hannah Stambaugh

Hannah Stambaugh, Student Intern, Global Gender Program

Hannah joined the Global Gender Program as an intern in September 2013. She is a junior in the Elliott School pursuing a B.A. in International Affairs with a concentration in international development and a minor in cross-cultural communications. She spent last semester studying abroad in Oslo, Norway at the University of Oslo. While there, she studied migration and the politics of belonging in the context of a strong welfare state. Hannah’s main academic interests are human rights of minority groups including indigenous persons, women, and the LGBT community. As an intern at the Global Gender Program, Hannah’s tasks include writing the Global Gender Current’s weekly Org Spotlights, blogging about local events, and working on administrative tasks.


Laura Kilbury, Student Intern, Global Gender Programphoto: Laura Kilbury

Laura is a sophomore majoring in International Affairs concentrating in International Development. Over the summer, she interned at an NGO in Chicago called GirlForward where she worked one on one with refugee girls and focused on empowerment through education. At GW, she is on the Expert Team for ONE at GW, where she sets up program events and writes for the ONE Blog. She is also active with the International Affairs Society, College Dems, and GW-UNICEF. She volunteers regularly at Mary’s House and tutors refugee girls through Catholic Charities. At GGP, she assists the staff with tasks, such as helping with weekly Org Spotlight, writing contributor blog posts for the global.gender.current, and updating the bibliography on UN resolution 1325.



Past Staff

Hannah Bryant, Program Assistant, MPH, Community Oriented Primary Care, GW [August 2013- June 2014]

Ariana Rabindranath, Associate Director, [2011-2013]

Lindsay Kallman, Communications Coordinator, [2012-2013]

Milad Pournik, Research Associate, [2012-2013]

Cait O'Donnell, Program Assistant, [Feb 2012 - May 2013]

Erica Buckingham, Program Assistant, MA, International Development Studies, GW [Sept 2010 - July 2012]

Anna Phillips, Program Assistant, [2010-2011]

Past Faculty Affiliates

Aruna Rao, Practitioner-in-Residence, [2012-2013]

Past Pre-Doctoral Fellows

Pierre Pratley, Dr.P.H. candidate in Global Health, School of Public Health and Health Services, GW, [2012-2013]

Kerry Crawford, Ph.D. candidate, Political Science, GW

Past Research Assistants

Matt LeDuc, M.A., Anthropology and International Development, GW [June 2011 - Sept 2012]

Caitlin Cumming, B.A., International Affairs, GW [Sept 2010 - Aug 2012]

Nadia Connelly, M.A., Anthropology and International Development, GW and MPhil, Medical Anthropology, Oxford University [Aug 2011 - May 2012]

Joanna Brucker, Ed.M., International Educational Policy, Harvard Graduate School of Education and B.A. in International Affairs and Anthropology, GW [Nov 2011 - May 2012]

Katie Appel, M.A., International Development Studies, GW [Jan - April 2011]

Casey McHugh, M.A., Anthropology/International Development, GW [May - June 2011]

Past Student Interns

Lena Krikorian, B.A., International Affairs, GW, expected 2016 [October 2012-April 2015]

Asthaa Chaturvedi, B.A., International Affairs, GW, expected 2014 [January-December 2013]

Emily Isaac, [November 2012-March 2013]

Katy Stewart, B.A., Public Health, GW, 2013 [Sept 2010 - May 2013]

Delaney Allan, B.A. candidate, International Affairs and Economics, GW, expected 2014 [Feb 2011 - Dec 2012]

Mackenzie Becker, B.A. candidate, Anthropology, GW, expected 2014 [May 2012 - Dec 2012]

Ashley Dennee, B.A., International Affairs, GW, 2012 [Sept 2011 - Aug 2012]

Caroline Spangler, B.A., Anthropology, NYU, 2013 [May - Aug 2011]


Women still face a fight for recognition in war and peace

The Guardian referenced the GGP/IGIS publication "Women in Peace and Security through United Nations Security Resolution 1325" (.pdf) in this article on the impact of the Resolution 15 years after its passage.

2015-2016 Manatt Fellowship Awardees

We are pleased to announce that the 2015-2016 Manatt Fellowship has been awarded to two M.A. students in the Elliott School, both of whom have demonstrated longstanding commitment to global gender issues and gender equality through their academic record, internships, and research.

What Works? Promoting Gender Equality and the Implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 in Military Operations

The year 2015, marks the 15th Anniversary of the adoption of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 which established the women in peace and security agenda.