UCL Institute of the Americas


UN Women publishes discussion paper by UCL Americas and SOAS scholars

13 May 2021

New Feminist Activism

We are delighted to announce that UN Women has just published a discussion paper collaboratively penned by UCL Americas and SOAS scholars. Professor MolyneuxDr Malu Gatto and Holly Rowden, together with Dr Adrija Dey (SOAS), co-authored 'New feminist activism, waves, and generations', which explores a range of political and analytic questions on feminist history through examining the characteristics common to past and contemporary feminisms and dissecting the issues associated with periodizing feminism with case studies on Brazil, India and Africa.

You can access and download the online version of the discussion paper in full, via this link.

Maxine Molyneux is Professor of Sociology at UCL Institute of the Americas

Dr Adrija Dey is Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at SOAS South Asia Institute

Dr Malu Gatto is Assistant Professor of Latin American Politics at UCL Americas

Holly Rowden completed her US Studies: History and Politics MA at UCL Institute of the Americas in 2019 and now works as a freelance researcher.

UN Women is the global champion for gender equality, working to develop and uphold standards and create an environment in which every woman and girl can exercise her human rights and live up to her full potential. We are trusted partners for advocates and decision-makers from all walks of life, and a leader in the effort to achieve gender equality.


Professor Molyneux | academic profile

Dr Malu Gatto | academic profile

Dr Adrija Dey | academic profile 

Link to discussion paper 'New feminist activism, waves, and generations'

UN Women | website

US Studies: History and Politics MA | webpage