Panel One: International Domestic Violence Problems
Janet JohnsonCUNY, Brooklyn
Celeste MontoyaUniversity of Colorado Boulder
Celeste Montoya is Associate Professor of Women & Gender Studies at the University of Colorado Boulder. She received her PhD in Political Science and a Graduate Certificate in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies from Washington University in St. Louis in 2005. Her research focuses on the ways in which women and other marginalized groups mobilize to enact change through social movements as well as policy and political institutions. She is particularly interested in intersectional efforts aimed at combating gendered violence, and has studied initiatives in the United States and Europe, as well as transnational efforts aimed more globally. She is author of From Global to Grassroots: The European Union, Transnational Advocacy, and Combating Violence against Women(Oxford University Press 2013). She has also published in International Organization, Politics & Gender, Social Politics, Publius and Urban Affairs Review.
Michele LeibyCollege of Wooster
Michele Leiby is an Associate Professor in Political Science at the College of Wooster. Her research focuses on human rights and political violence, gender and conflict processes, and human rights advocacy. Methodologically, her work incorporates large-N data collection and statistical analysis, interview and archival research, survey experiments, and extensive fieldwork in Latin America and the United States. Her work has been published in English and Spanish, appearing in American Political Science Review, International Studies Quarterly, Politics and Society, Revista Memoria as well as in multiple edited volumes. At the College of Wooster she teaches courses on human rights, comparative politics and social science research methods.