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University of Oregon

Yvonne Braun

  • Title: Associate Professor
  • Additional Title: Graduate Program Director
  • Phone: (541) 346-5752
  • Office: 318 Hendricks Hall
  • Office Hours: Spring 2014: Monday 11:30-12:30, Wednesday 12:30-1:30, or by appointment
  • Affiliated Departments: Sociology
  • Interests: Research focuses on intersection of gender, development, environment, and globalization, with a specific focus on the social and socio-environmental consequences of a large-scale World Bank funded dam development project in Lesotho, Southern Africa.

Research

  • Social Inequalities and Change
  • Environmental Justice
  • Race/Class/Gender
  • Lesotho/Southern Africa/Africa
  • Development and Globalization
  • Qualitative Methods

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Braun, Yvonne A. Forthcoming. “Gendering Sustainability: Reframing Sustainable Development as Gender Justice.” Development, 54, 2.
  • Braun, Yvonne A. Forthcoming. “The Reproduction of Inequality: Race, Class, Gender and the Social Organization of Work at the Site of Large-Scale Development Projects.” Social Problems 58(2), May.
  • *Braun, Yvonne A. Forthcoming 2011. “Left High and Dry: An Intersectional Analysis of Gender, Dams, and Development in Lesotho.” International Feminist Journal of Politics 13(2), May.
  • *This article won the Inaugural Enloe Award 2010 of the International Feminist Journal of Politics.
  • Bell, Shannon E., and Yvonne A. Braun. 2010. “Coal, Identity, and the Gendering of Environmental Justice Activism in Central Appalachia.” Gender & Society 24 (6), December, 794-813.
  • *Braun, Yvonne A. and Michael C. Dreiling. 2010. “From Developmentalism to the HIV/AIDS Crisis: The Amplification of Women‟s Rights in Lesotho.” International Feminist Journal of Politics 12(3): 464-483.
  • *Also Forthcoming 2011 in New Directions in Feminism and Human Rights, edited by Dana Collins, Sylvanna Falcón, Sharmila Lodhia and Molly Talcott. Routledge.
  • Braun, Yvonne A. 2010. “Gender, large-scale development, and food insecurity in Lesotho: an analysis of the impact of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project.” Gender & Development 18(3): 453-464.
  • Braun, Yvonne A. 2010. “Gender, Development, and Sex Work in Lesotho.” Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: An International Journal 29(1): 78-96.
  • Tilt, Bryan, Yvonne A. Braun, and He Daming. 2009. “Social Impacts of Large Dam Projects: A Comparison of International Case Studies and Implications for Best Practice.” Journal of Environmental Management 90: S249-S257.
  • Braun, Yvonne A. 2008. “How Can I Stay Silent?”: One Woman‟s Struggles for Environmental Justice in Lesotho.” Journal of International Women’s Studies 10(1) October: 5-20.
  • [Joint Special Issue with Wagadu: Journal of Transnational Women’s and Gender Studies]
  • Braun, Yvonne A. 2005. “Selling the River: Gendered Experiences of Resource Extraction and Development in Lesotho.” Research in Rural Sociology and Development 10: 373-96.
  • *Braun, Yvonne A. 2005. “Resettlement and Risk: Women‟s Community Work in Lesotho.” Advances in Gender Research 9: 29-60.
  • *This article won the Pacific Sociological Association’s Distinguished Student Paper Award in 2005.

Edited Volume

  • Samir Dasgupta, Robyn Driskell, Yvonne A. Braun and Nicola Yeates (equal authorship). Forthcoming 2011. Women’s Encounters with Globalization. Frontpage Publications.

Book Chapters

  • Samir Dasgupta, Robyn Driskell, Yvonne A. Braun and Nicola Yeates (equal authorship). Forthcoming 2011. “Introduction.” In Women’s Encounters with Globalization, edited by Samir Dasgupta, Robyn Driskell, Yvonne A. Braun and Nicola Yeates. Frontpage Publications.
  • Braun, Yvonne A. and Michael C. Dreiling. Forthcoming 2011. “From Developmentalism to the HIV/AIDS Crisis: The Amplification of Women‟s Rights in Lesotho.” In New Directions in Feminism and Human Rights, edited by Dana Collins, Sylvanna Falcón, Sharmila Lodhia and Molly Talcott. Routledge. This is a reprint of an article originally appearing in International Feminist Journal of Politics.
  • Braun, Yvonne A. 2008. “The Promise of Feminist Political Ecology.” Pp. 204-220 in Understanding the Global Environment, edited by Samir Dasgupta. New Delhi, India: Pearson Education.
  • Braun, Yvonne A. 2006. “Large Dams as Development: Restructuring Access to Natural Resources in Lesotho.” Pp. 151-171 in Globalization and the Environment. Edited by Andrew K. Jorgenson and Edward L. Kick. Leiden, NL: Brill Press.

Encyclopedia Entries

  • Braun, Yvonne A. Forthcoming 2011. “Drought” in The Multimedia Encyclopedia of Women in Today‟s World, edited by Mary Zeiss Strange, Carol K. Oyster, and J. Geoffrey Golson. Sage Publications.
  • Braun, Yvonne A. Forthcoming 2011. “Famine” in The Multimedia Encyclopedia of Women in Today’s World, edited by Mary Zeiss Strange, Carol K. Oyster, and J. Geoffrey Golson. Sage Publications.