A long-time reproductive rights activist, Marlene Gerber Fried (PhD, Brown) is well known nationally and internationally as a writer, lecturer, and advocate for reproductive freedom. She was founding president of the National Network of Abortion Funds and served on the board of the Women’s Global Network for Reproductive Rights for over a decade, where she continues to work closely with their international abortion advocacy project. As Faculty Director, Marlene leads CLPP’s academic programming, teaching and student advising; her courses include “The Politics of the Abortion Debate” and “Reproductive Rights: Domestic and International Perspectives.” She edited From Abortion to Reproductive Freedom: Transforming a Movement and co-authored Undivided Rights: Women of Color Organize for Reproductive Justice. During the 2012-13 academic year, Marlene will be on sabbatical as a Visiting Fellow in Harvard Law School’s Human Rights Program; she will also work with Ibis Reproductive Health to develop their research to be helpful to advocates.
Betsy Hartmann (PhD, London School of Economics) is a long-time activist in the international women's health and reproductive rights movements. She writes and speaks on population, climate and the environment, and security issues in activist, academic, and policy venues, and is the author of Reproductive Rights and Wrongs: The Global Politics of Population Control and Truth About Fire, a novel about the far Right. She is also the co-author of A Quiet Violence: View from a Bangladesh Village.
Cora Fernandez Anderson (PhD Political Science, University of Notre Dame) is a Five College Mellon Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow in Comparative Reproductive Politics. She will be teaching two courses at Hampshire College during the 2012-13 academic year. Her work focuses on women’s and human rights movements and their interaction with democratic governments, with particular emphasis on current campaigns to decriminalize abortion in the Southern Cone.