Elisabeth Jay Friedman was awarded her BA by Barnard College
(1988) and her MA/PhD by Stanford University (1997). She is the
author of UnfinishedTransitions: Women and the
Gendered Development of Democracy in
(Penn State Press, 2000), and the
co-author of Sovereignty, Democracy, and Global Civil
Society: State-Society Relations at UN
World Conferences (SUNY Press, 2005).
She has also
published articles on transnational women's organizing
, women's rights in Latin America
, and same-sex marriage
. Her current research project examines the intersection of internet technology with gender equality
and lesbian organizing
in Latin America. She is also editing the collection Testing the Transformation: Gender, Sexuality, and the Latin American Left.