Yasmine Ergas

Yasmine Ergas is the founding Director of the Specialization on Gender and Public Policy and Lecturer in the Discipline of International and Public Affairs at the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University and Senior Advisor to the Institute for the Study of Human Rights. She also co-chairs the Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies Council of Columbia University. Her work focuses on gender and women’s rights in international perspective; human rights and globalization; and the integration of gender perspectives in global affairs. Her recent research addresses the emergence of a global market in reproductive services. Her new book is Reassembling Motherhood: Procreation and Care in a Globalized World, co-edited with Jane Jenson and Sonya Michel (Columbia University Press, 2017). She has been engaged as a scholar, advocate and policy consultant on women’s rights and gender issues and human rights more broadly through her work with international and domestic policy and advocacy organizations.