Worcester State University
Women's Studies

 

Fortunata Songora Makene, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Department of Sociology


Office: S-218C

Phone: 508-459-8410

Scholarship in Women’s Studies – Selected journal publications/ book chapters/ books etc.

“Let them Talk:  Voices of the Friends of Education Movement in Tanzania.” Makene, Fortunata Songora and Mary Nsemwa.HakiElimu Policy and Working Paper Series. 2007:2

 “International Discourse and Local Politics: Anti-Female-Genital-Cutting Laws in Egypt, Tanzania and the United States,” Boyle, Elizabeth Heger, Fortunata Ghati Songora, and Gail Foss. Social Problems 48: 524-544. 2001.

Scholarship in Women’s Studies – Selected conference presentations

“Girls Rights are Human Rights: Globalization and Its Impact on Girls’ Education in Tanzania” Paper presented at the 2008 Northeast Law and Society Association  Amherst, MA, October 31-November 1, 2008

“A Glance at What Shapes Human History: Globalization and Its Impact on Girls’ Human Rights Education in Tanzania” Paper presented at the American Sociological Association Annual Conference.  Boston, MA August 1-5, 2008.  An earlier version of the paper was presented at the Invited Session on African Women and Development at a conference on African Cultures and Development organized by The Foundation for Democracy in Africa in collaboration with Africa New World Studies at Florida International University, September 19-22, 2007. 

 

“Gender, Citizenship, and Culture: A Study of East African Immigrants in the United States”  Boyle, Elizabeth Heger, Fortunata Ghati Songora and John Arthur.  Paper presented at the Law and Society Association Conference, Vancouver, BC, Canada.  May 29, 2002.

 “Intersecting Systems of Identity and Inequality among Eastern African Immigrants.” Guenther Katja, Fortunata Ghati Songora, and Sadie Pendaz Paper presented at the Sociological Research Institute (SRI), Department of Sociology, University of Minnesota April 5, 2002 and MacArthur Interdisciplinary Program on Global Change, Sustainability, and Justice, April 30, 2002.

 

Selected talks on campus, in the consortium, local community, related to Women’s Studies

 

 

“A Glance at What Shapes Human History: Globalization and Its Impact on Girls’ Human Rights Education in Tanzania”  Fall 2008 at Worcester State College

 
 
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