Jasmine Gideon is Reader in Gender, Health and International Development at Birkbeck University of London. She has a specific interest in the gendered political economy of health in Latin America and issues around health and migration. Prior to working at Birkbeck she worked at the University of Manchester and the Nuffield Institute for Health at the University of Leeds. She has also carried out consultancies for a range of institutions including UN Women, DFID and the Ford Foundation.
Alejandra Ramm is Associate Professor of Sociology at the Universidad de Valparaíso and Associate Researcher at the Social Sciences Research Institute (ICSO) at the Universidad Diego Portales (UDP), Chile. She is the co-editor (with Jasmine Gideon) of Motherhood, Social Policies and Women's Activism in Latin America (2020).
This series focuses on what work means today for women. It publishes research that charts its contested meanings across different geographical contexts and among diverse groups of women (and men). By seeing work as a sustained effort, involving continuous repeated operations, directed to a particular purpose, the series is able to bring women’s traditional work – typically unpaid and performed out of coercion or need – into its account, along with women’s activism and struggles to improve their lives.