Global Gender Program

Administration and Staff

Barbara Miller

Barbara Miller, Director, Global Gender Program
Professor of Anthropology and International Affairs
Director, Culture in Global Affairs research and policy program. As of July 2012, Barbara also directs the Elliott School's Institute for Global and International Studies, which houses both the GGP and CIGA.

As a professor of cultural anthropology and international affairs at the George Washington University, Professor Barbara Miller has done most of her research on gender and health issues in India. She has also studied rural development in Bangladesh, low-income household budgeting in Jamaica and Hindu adolescents in Pittsburgh.

Professor Miller received B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in anthropology from Syracuse University. She joined the Elliott School of International Affairs in 1993 as a specialist in the anthropology of international development. Before that, she taught at the University of Rochester, SUNY Cortland, Ithaca College, Cornell University and the University of Pittsburgh.

Her current research takes three directions: child survival and gender inequality in India, health and illness patterns cross-culturally as affected by rapid development and population movements, and the role of culture in international policy and programs.

Professor Miller served as the Associate Dean of the Elliott School from 1999- 2002 and from 2009-2012.


Hannah Bryant, Program Assistant, Global Gender Program

Hannah joined the Global Gender Program in August 2013. She received a BA in International Relations and Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies from American University. During her time as an undergraduate, Hannah focused on issues of gender-based violence, holding internships where she worked toward economic security and legal advocacy for survivors. In addition to her work at the Global Gender Program, Hannah is pursuing a MPH at GW, focusing in Community Oriented Primary Care.

Visiting Scholars

None during 2012-2013.


Lena Krikorian

Lena Krikorian, Student Intern, Global Gender Program

Lena is a recent graduate of Rye High School where she actively participated in Student Council and Free the Girls, a non-profit organization dedicated towards raising funds for young women in Africa rescued from sex trafficking. She was the president of her local chapter of Armenian Christian Youth Organization of America for two years. Her leadership in this non-profit organization included fundraising for children in impoverished neighborhoods in Armenia through toy drives, bake sales, and car washes. She is currently a BA candidate at the Elliott School of International Affairs. She hopes to double major in Economics and Anthropology with a minor in Gender Studies. She is also an active member of the International Affairs Society and George Washington Democrats. At GGP, she helps to assemble and organize a comprehensive online bibliography on UN resolution 1325 which is now available on our website.


Hannah Stambaugh, Student Intern, Global Gender Program

Hannah joined the Global Gender Program as an intern in September 2013. She is pursuing a BA in International Relations with a concentration in International Development and a minor in Cross-Cultural Communications. Her interests include poverty alleviation, gender equality, LGBT rights and sexual assault prevention in a development context.

Past Staff

Ariana Rabindranath, Associate Director, [2011-2013]

Lindsay Kallman, Communications Coordinator, [2012-2013]

Milad Pournik, Research Associate, [2012-2013]

Cait O'Donnell, Program Assistant, [Feb 2012 - May 2013]

Erica Buckingham, Program Assistant, MA, International Development Studies, GW [Sept 2010 - July 2012]

Anna Phillips, Program Assistant, [2010-2011]

Past Faculty Affiliates

Aruna Rao, Practitioner-in-Residence, [2012-2013]


Past Pre-Doctoral Fellows

Pierre Pratley, DrPH candidate in Global Health, School of Public Health and Health Services, the George Washington University, [2012-2013]

Kerry Crawford, Ph.D. candidate, Political Science, the George Washington Universtiy

Past Research Assistants

Matt LeDuc, MA in Anthropology and International Development, GW [June 2011 - Sept 2012]

Caitlin Cumming, BA in International Affairs, GW [Sept 2010 - Aug 2012]

Nadia Connelly, MA, Anthropology and International Development, GW and MPhil, Medical Anthropology, Oxford University [Aug 2011 - May 2012]

Joanna Brucker, EdM in International Educational Policy, Harvard Graduate School of Education and BA in International Affairs and Anthropology, GW [Nov 2011 - May 2012]

Katie Appel, MA, International Development Studies, GW [Jan - April 2011]

Casey McHugh, MA, Anthropology/International Development, GW [May - June 2011]

Past Student Interns

Asthaa Chaturvedi, BA in International Affairs, GW, expected 2014 [January-December 2013]

Emily Isaac, [November 2012-March 2013]

Katy Stewart, BA in Public Health, GW, 2013 [Sept 2010 - May 2013]

Delaney Allan, BA in candidate in International Affairs and Economics, GW, expected 2014 [Feb 2011 - Dec 2012]

Mackenzie Becker, BA candidate in Anthropology, GW, expected 2014 [May 2012 - Dec 2012]

Ashley Dennee, BA in International Affairs, GW, 2012 [Sept 2011 - Aug 2012]

Caroline Spangler, BA in Anthropology, NYU, 2013 [May - Aug 2011]


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