Gwendolyn Beetham is the Director of the Global Village at Douglass Residential College, the women's college at Rutgers University. She has worked for women’s research institutes and gender justice organizations around the world and has taught gender studies at the London School of Economics, Rutgers University, and Brooklyn College. She is the co-editor of the four volume collection Gender, Poverty and Development (Routledge, 2014) and curates the series “The Academic Feminist” for Feministing.com. Her research interests include gender-based violence, LGBT rights, and critical development theory. Gwendolyn has a PhD from the Gender Institute at the London School of Economics.