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Gloria Ayee

Lecturer on Government, Harvard University
Chapter Member: Boston SSN
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Ayee's research focuses on transitional justice, truth and reconciliation commission, human rights, political reconciliation, race and ethnicity, and politics and popular culture.

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Publications

Women’s Human Rights in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture (edited with Elena V. Shabliy, Dmitry Kurochkin, Camille S. Alexander, Laura H. Clarke, Shilpa Daithota Bhat, Angela R. Hooks, Tatiana Prorokova-Konra, Jacquelyn C. Wenneker, and Mariam Zarif) (Rowman and Littlefield, 2020, paperback 2021).

Sheds light on women's rights advancements in the nineteenth century and early twentieth century through explorations of literature and culture from this time period. Discusses how with an international emphasis, contributors illuminate the range and diversity of women’s work as novelists, journalists, and short story writers.

Global Perspectives on Women’s Leadership and Gender (In)Equality (edited with Elena V. Shabliy and Dmitry Kurochkin) (Palgrave Macmillan, 2020).

Discusses women’s global leadership and women’s rights advancement, identifying gender inequality as a persisting societal challenge and a major barrier to human development. Draws on intersectionality as an important analytic and methodological tool, the contributors analyze women’s leadership roles across the world.

"Restorative Justice and Political Forgiveness: A Comparative Study of Truth and Reconciliation Commissions," Open Access Theses and Dissertations, June 6, 2016.

Involves a comparative, cross-national study of truth and reconciliation commissions (TRCs) in countries around the world that have used these extra-judicial institutions to pursue justice and promote national reconciliation during periods of democratic transition or following a civil conflict marked by intense violence and severe human rights abuses.

"White House, Black Mother: Michelle Obama and the Politics of Motherhood as First Lady" (with Jessica D. Johnson Carew, Taneisha N. Means, Alicia M. Reyes-Barriéntez, and Nura A. Sediqe). Politics & Gender 15, no. 3 (2019).

Contributes to ongoing scholarly discourse, as well as extensive media coverage and analysis, about Michelle Obama's role as a wife and First Lady of the United States.

"Race, Power, and Knowledge: Tracing the Roots of Exclusion in the Development of Political Science in the United States" (with Paula D. McClain, Taneisha N. Means, Alicia M. Reyes-Barriéntez, and Nura A. Sediqe). Politics, Groups, and Identities 4, no. 3 (2016): 467-482.

Traces the Roots of Exclusion in the Development of Political Science in the United States. Analyzes the racist origins of the discipline that arose from the work and attitudes of one of the founders of American political science, John W. Burgess.