The Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination's Project on Gender in the Global Community (GGC) will host Caroline Wanjiku Kihato, currently Global Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, as guest speaker at the GGC student fellows bi-monthly meeting on Monday, April 22, 2019. Kihato will discuss her research on migrant women. Participation in this event is open to Gender in the Global Community student fellows only.
Dr. Caroline Wanjiku Kihato is currently a Global Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars in Washington, DC. She is also Urban Policy Program Director for Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO), and a Visiting Associate Professor at the Graduate School of Architecture at the University of Johannesburg. Her career has involved both teaching and conducting research in the academy and the non-profit sector in Southern and Eastern Africa. In 2011, she received a MacArthur grant on Migration and Development and spent a year as a Visiting Fellow at the Institute for the Study of International Migration (ISIM) at Georgetown University. She was previously a Policy Analyst at the Development Bank of Southern Africa and a Senior Lecturer in the School of Architecture and Planning at the University of the Witwatersrand. She is the author of Migrant Women of Johannesburg: Life in an in-between City (Palgrave Macmillan) and co-editor of Urban Diversity: Space, Culture and Inclusive Pluralism in Cities Worldwide (Johns Hopkins).