Professor Parpart is Visiting Professor at the Gender Institute 2012-2014. She is also Research Professor in the Department of Conflict Resolution, Human Security, and Global Governance at the McCormack Graduate School, University of Massachusetts Boston.
Profesor Parpart received her PhD from Boston University entitled Labor and Capital on the Copperbelt: African Labor Strategy and Corporate Labor Strategy in the Northern Rhodesian Copper Mines 1924-1964. Until recently, Jane Parpart was Professor of Development Studies, Gender Studies and History at University of Dalhousie, Halifax, Canada. Within development studies her main focus is on women, gender and development. Among her most recent publications are Rethinking Empowerment in a Global World: Gendered Perspectives (with Shirin Rai and Kathleen Staudt) and Gender, Conflict and Peacekeeping, edited with Dyan Mazurana and Angela Raven-Roberts. Jane is past president of the Canadian Association for African Studies, from which she recently received a lifetime achievement award. She is also Visiting Professor in Political Science at Stellenbosch University in South Africa, and Visiting Professor in Development Studies at Mbarara University in Uganda.
Research Interests: Africa: urban history, gender and development, Feminist Theory; feminism, postmodernism and development, Gender and Developmen, South East Asia, development practice, participation and empowerment.