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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.


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 an undergraduate degree in English and Sociology 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 a master's degree in International Affairs with a focus on global gender policy and international organizations and law. Lesli is also the research assistant for GGP faculty affiliate, Professor Aisling Swaine. As the Program Officer, Lesli assists with event planning, grant reporting, and administrative tasks, among other duties.    







Past Staff

Camry Haskins, Program Assistant, MA, International Development Studies, GW [September 2014-June 2016]

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

Hannah Stambaugh, B.A., International Affairs, GW, 2016 [September 2013-May 2016]

Laura Kilbury, B.A., International Affairs, GW, expected 2017 [January 2015-August 2015]

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.