Meet Our Speakers!

by Jessica Barker

Today, we are thrilled to introduce our final speaker, Patricia McFadden!


Patricia is an African feminist, sociologist, writer, educator, and publisher from Swaziland. She has worked in the anti-apartheid movement for more than 20 years. She attended the University of Botswana and Swaziland where she studied politics and administration, with minors in economics and sociology. She then continued her education, and earned her master’s degree in sociology from the University of Dar es Salaam as well as her PhD from Warwick University. Her research focuses on gender in southern Africa, racism, sexuality, and AIDS. She has been teaching at universities since 1975 and is the former director of the Feminist Studies Centre in Harare, Zimbabwe. She is also the former editor of the Southern African Feminist Review and of African Feminist Perspectives. She currently works at the SAPES Trust, a civic research foundation in Zimbabwe.
If you would like to learn more about Patricia and her empowering work watch the following video: Interview with Professor Patricia McFadden, Swaziland

Patricia will close this year’s International Perspectives Conference with her talk titled “Feminism in the African Contemporary Moment: Social and Political Imperatives.” Her talk will take place on Saturday October 6th at 11am in Wanamaker! We hope to see you there!


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