Debra L. DeLaet, professor of political science and the Herb & Karen Baum Chair of Ethics and the Professions at Drake University, recently presented a paper at a conference at the University of Oxford.
DeLaet presented “Female Genital Cutting and the Family as a Site of Cultural Contestation and Change in Transnational Migration Contexts” as part of a conference held September 23-25 titled Transnational and Transborder Familial and Gender Relations: Comparing the Influence of Blurred and Brittle Borders.
The conference was jointly sponsored by the International Gender Studies at the University of Oxford and the School of Transborder Studies at Arizona State University.
DeLaet’s major research interests are in the area of human rights, global health, and gender issues in world politics. She is the author of three books: “U.S. Immigration Policy in an Age of Rights” (Praeger, 2000); “The Global Struggle for Human Rights” (Wadsworth, 2006); and “Global Health in the 21st Century: the Globalization of Disease and Wellness” (co-authored with David E. DeLaet, Paradigm Publishers, 2012).