Dr. Andrea Brown
Associate Professor/Women & Gender Studies Program Coordinator
Contact InformationEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: 519-884-0710 ext.2194
Office Location: Room 4-114, Dr. Alvin Woods Building
Office Hours: Fall 2013: Mondays, 12:30 am - 2:30 pm (or by appointment)
BAH (Political Studies) Queen's University
M.Phil. (Sociology and Politics of Development) Cambridge University
Ph.D. (Political Science) University of Toronto
I have been teaching at Laurier since 2001, in the areas of development, African politics, women and politics, and non-Western political thought. All of my courses strive to integrate components of political theory and gender analysis in a regionally comparative political context.
My research focuses on African politics. Earlier research addressed political and economic liberalisation in Tanzania and its impact on women, in particular those working in the informal sector. Continuing from an interest in Tanzania, I did some research in Zanzibar, exploring how ethnic, racial, and religious divides are creating challenges for both the recent democratic process in the nation and for the union between Zanzibar and mainland Tanzania. This research looks back to the Zanzibar revolution in order to delineate what is new - as well as what is not - in the current period of unrest, and addresses the broader literature on conflict resolution, transitions to democracy, and federalism. Most recently I am researching the politics of nutritional security in Uganda, exploring how women in urban Kampala fit into the policy process through their direct control and involvement with non-food resources (water, childcare, sanitation, healthcare) related to malnutrition.
Willing to supervise MA students in any area of Third World politics or women/gender and politics.