Participant Info

First Name
Karisa
Last Name
Cloward
Country
United States
University
Southern Methodist University
Keywords
NGOs, norms, female genital mutilation (FGM), early marriage, local politics, international aid
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Personal Info

About Me

Karisa Cloward is assistant professor of political science at Southern Methodist University. She is the author of When Norms Collide: Local Responses to Activism Against Female Genital Mutilation and Early Marriage (Oxford University Press, 2016). Her research places her at the intersection of international relations and comparative politics, with particular attention to non-governmental organizations, international norms and transnational activism, international aid, Sub-Saharan African politics, and gender and politics. Cloward is the winner of the 2014 Robert O. Keohane Award for best research article published in International Organization by an untenured scholar. She holds a Ph.D. from Yale University.

Recent Publications

When Norms Collide: Local Responses to Activism Against Female Genital Mutilation and Early Marriage. 2016. New York: Oxford University Press.

“Elites, Exit Options, and Social Barriers to Norm Change: The Complex Case of Female Genital Mutilation.” 2015. Studies in Comparative International Development 50(3): 378–407.

“False Commitments: Local Misrepresentation and the International Norms Against Female Genital Mutilation and Early Marriage.” 2014. International Organization 68(3): 495–526.

Media Coverage
Country Focus
Kenya

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