Thayer to give talk at Mount Holyoke

Millie Thayer, assistant professor of Sociology, will speak on Thursday, March 10 at 7:30 p.m. at the Five College Women’s Studies Research Center on the Mount Holyoke College campus.

Thayer’s talk, titled “Power Among Feminists: Northeast Brazilian Women’s Movements and International Funding,” will address the challenges that cross-border flows of international funding, often facilitated by feminists in the global North, pose for women’s movements in the global South.

Using ethnographic case studies, Thayer will explore the different relationships of two Northeast Brazilian women’s movements to development aid, as well as the impact that this funding had on their discourses and practices. She argues that the increasing imbrication of women’s movements in international funding circuits fostered the extension of feminist influence, but also drew women’s movements into a “social movement market” that threatened the alliances between them.

Thayer’s talk is free and open to the public.