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Leslie I. Hill

Associate Professor of Politics



Pettengill Hall, Room 167

Gender and Sexuality Studies

Pettengill Hall, Room 167


Leslie Hill holds an appointment in the Department of Political Science.  She researches and teaches about subjects in women, gender and politics; women in the global political economy; and, Black Women’s Studies.  Recent course offerings for Gender and Sexuality Studies credit included an Introduction to Women, Gender & Politics; a seminar on gender and the state; and, courses on Black Women in the Americas, and gender and globalization. Her research focuses on the comparative study of gender politics, particularly in states undergoing democratic transitions.  Her most recent publication, “Redefining the Terms: Putting South African Women on Democracy’s Agenda” appeared in the journal Meridians. Currently, she is investigating how gender politics change when countries democratize. In 2005-06 she will teach a new, intermediate-level course on U.S. Women and Politics.   Prof. Hill chaired the Gender and Sexuality Studies Program from 2000 to 2004.