UCL Institute of the Americas


Professor Maxine Molyneux participates in Commission on the Status of Women Expert Group Meeting

24 September 2019

Professor Maxine Molyneux is in New York this week participating in the Sixty-Fourth session of the Commission on the Status of Women Expert Group Meeting.

Maxine Molyneux.

The EGM is part of the preparatory process for the UN Secretary General’s  progress report on women’s rights and equality 25 years after the landmark Beijing Platform equality framework was implemented.

You can find out more about the Commission on the UN Women website

Maxine Molyneux  is Professor of Sociology and was Director of the UCL Institute of the Americas until April 2014. Among the topics of the doctoral students that she currently supervises are Latin American development policy, gender, law and politics, and the social effects of inequality.

Maxine Molyneux has written extensively in the fields of political sociology, gender and development, human rights and social policy, and has authored books on Latin America, Ethiopia and South Yemen.

She has also acted as a senior adviser, consultant and researcher to UNRISD, UNIFEM and UN Women on a variety of research projects, as well as to IDRC (Canada), and Oxfam, and has undertaken and led funded research for the UK’s Department for International Development, CARE International and other development policy agencies and NGOs.

The most recent project for which she served as Research Director was a five country qualitative study of the social effects of Cash Transfers, commissioned by DFID and undertaken on behalf of the Overseas Development Institute.

She is the editor of Palgrave/Macmillan’s Studies of the Americas Series and serves on the Editorial Boards of Economy and Society and the Journal of Latin American Studies. She is an International Editor of the Journal of Development Studies.