Patricia McFadden

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Patricia McFadden is a sociologist, activist, and scholar who has worked in the antiapartheid movement for over 20 years. She has taught at universities since 1976 and is the former director of the Feminist Studies Centre in Harare, Zimbabwe. She is a visiting scholar at the Five College Women’s Studies Research Center based at Mount Holyoke College in Amherst, Massachusetts, where she is writing a book on feminism and nationalism. She is the former editor of the Southen African Feminist Review and present editor of African Feminist Perspectives. She was the women’s policy coordinator for the Southern Africa Regional Institute for Policy Studies (SARIPS) in Harare and is a member of Development Alternatives for Women in the New Era (DAWN) and the Akina Mama wa Afrika network. Dr. McFadden also conducts gender training for the United Nations system. In 1999, Dr. McFadden was awarded the Hellman/Hammett Human Rights Award, an award that recognizes the courage of writers around the world who have been targets of political persecution.

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