Gwendolyn Beetham is an independent scholar living in Brooklyn, New York. She has worked for the United Nations, women’s research institutes, and international gender justice organizations. Her work has been published in Gender Theories: The Key Concepts (Routledge, 2012), The International Handbook of Gender and Poverty (Edward Elgar, 2010), and various journals. Gwendolyn currently edits the series “The Academic Feminist” for Feministing.com and is a former co-editor of the Graduate Journal of Social Science. She has a Ph.D. from the Gender Institute at the London School of Economics.