Category: Bios

From Argentina to Zimbabwe, our global collective of women writers provide unique perspectives and quality analysis on the issues and events that figure prominently in their communities and countries.

Noorjahan Akbar

Noorjahan Akbar is a student activist and blogger from Afghanistan. She has taught English, computer skills and leadership to women; participated in and organized several protests for women’s rights in Afghanistan; formed a creative writing program for children at orphanages;

Nükhet Kardam

Nükhet Kardam originally from Turkey, is Professor of Development Practice and Policy at the Mddlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey. She has two books titled “Turkey’s Engagement with Women’s Human Rights” (Asghate Publishers, 2005), and Bringing Women In: Women’s

Kirstin Kelley

kirstin kelley

Kirstin Kelley is a former graduate assistant at The WIP who completed her master’s degree in Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies at the Monterey Institute of International Studies.

Foteini Svarna

foteini svarna

Foteini Svarna is a full-time freelance writer who lives in Greece. Her articles have appeared in magazines worldwide.

Lucy Fitzgerald

Lucy Fitzgerald

Lucy Fitzgerald is an Irishwoman who has lived in Spain, the United Kingdom, France, and Argentina. She is fluent in French, Spanish, and English and has an MSc in Gender and International Relations. Lucy is passionate about gender equality and

Ghazal Rahmanpanah

Ghazal Rahmanpanah is an Iranian-American born in Tehran and raised in Maryland and Washington, DC who recently received her MA in International Policy Studies and MBA in International Economics at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies (formerly the Monterey Institute

Gemma Bulos

gemma bulos

Gemma Bulos is an award-winning social entrepreneur and the Director of the Global Women’s Water Initiative (GWWI). Prior to stepping in as Director of GWWI, Gemma was the Founder/Executive Director of A Single Drop (USA) and the Founding Director of

Kimberly Amador

kimberly amador

Kimberly Amador earned her B.A. in Global Studies from California State University Monterey Bay and her M.S. in Gender and International Relations from the University of Bristol in England. Her interests include feminism, politics, and literature. She is a strong

Priti Salian

priti salian

Priti Salian is a freelance features writer and journalist settled in Bangalore, India. She took to teaching immediately after receiving her master’s in Chemistry, but soon discovered a special connection with words. Though she still does the occasional stint as an

Tetyana Margolina

Tetyana Margolina

Tetyana Margolina is originally from Ukraine. She was educated in Russia and Ukraine where she earned a Ph.D. in geophysics, physics of the ocean. Now Tetyana lives in Salinas and works in Monterey, California, as a research associate. Her research