Barbara Sutton

Dr. Barbara Sutton (pictured above) is a co-editor of the book Security Disarmed: Critical Perspectives on Gender, Race, and Militarization (with Sandra Morgen and Julie Novkov) published by Rutgers University Press, 2008. The book challenges dominant conceptions of national security—which associate safety with aggressive military actions, growing military spending, and increasing surveillance. The book also advances a more positive and encompassing vision of security that emphasizes peacemaking, human rights, social and economic justice, and gender and racial equity. Cynthia Enloe, a foremost feminist theorist on militarization, praised this anthology as "[a]n invaluable book for our times with multiple strengths. The volume situates the United States in a healthy comparative perspective while also revealing how gender is racialized and racisms are gendered throughout the world."

Barbara Sutton is an Assistant Professor of Women's Studies and is affiliated with the Departments of Sociology and Latin American, Caribbean, and U.S. Latino Studies. Professor Sutton was born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where she earned a law degree with a criminal justice orientation. She studied sociology in the United States and received a Ph.D. from the University of Oregon. Her scholarly interests include globalization, body politics, human rights, women's and global justice movements, and intersections of inequalities based on gender, class, race-ethnicity, sexuality, and nation, particularly in Latin American contexts.

Professor Sutton has received fellowships from the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, the Nippon Foundation, and the German Academic Exchange Service. She has written an award-winning paper recognized by the Latin American Studies Association (Gender and Feminist Studies Section).


11-14-2008