Posted: January 21, 2010
Erin Murphy-Graham, who teaches international education at New York University, will give a talk at Mount Holyoke on February 11 at 4:15 pm in Kendade Hall, Room 305.
Murphy-Graham’s talk, “And When She Comes Home? Education and Women’s Empowerment in Intimate Relationships,” examines how women who participated in an innovative secondary education program in rural Honduras were able to negotiate more equitable roles in their intimate relationships. Her research in Honduras, supported by a $1.2 million grant from the Hewlett Foundation, takes a step beyond previous research focusing on the connection between women’s education and their empowerment in the public sphere.
Murphy-Graham taught at Berkeley before joining the NYU faculty. She has served as an educational consultant to government agencies and NGOs in Honduras, Colombia, and Nicaragua. She received her Ph.D. in international education from Harvard, an M.Sc. in comparative and international education from Oxford, and a B.A. in international relations and Spanish from Tufts.
The African and African American studies and psychology and education departments are sponsoring the event.