Prof. Patricia McFadden, Ph.D. - Marie Jahoda Visiting Professor - Summer term 1996

Patricia McFadden is a sociologist and ethnologist in Zimbabwe and was active in the antiapartheid struggle for over 20 years. She has taught at universities since 1976 and is the former director of the Feminist Studies Centre in Harare, Zimbabwe. Her research focuses on gender in southern Africa, racism, sexuality and AIDS. She is a former editor of the Southern African Feminist Review and the editor of African Feminist Perspectives and was a guest scholar at the Five Colleges and Cornell University, USA. McFadden works at the SAPES Trust, a civic research foundation, in Zimbabwe.

Areas of Expertise

  • Development and gender in southern Africa
  • Racism and sexism in Africa
  • Healthcare for women
  • Sexuality and AIDS in Africa

Courses and Lectures as Marie Jahoda Visiting Professor
Gendered Struggles and the State in Africa
Course, Faculty of Social Science, Ruhr University Bochum, summer term 1996, Wednesday, 2-6 p.m., GC 05/606

Women and Health. Patriarchy, Sexuality and Aids in Africa
Lecture, Ruhr University Bochum, 6 May 1996, 4–6 p.m., GC 04/611

Sexuality and Health – International Feminist Approaches
Workshop, Ruhr University Bochum, 14 June 1996, 10–5 a.m., UV 3/310

Selected Publications
McFadden, Patricia. 1995. Geschlecht, Sexualität und AIDS in Afrika. Peripherie 15 (57/58): 86–111.

McFadden, Patricia. 1992. Nationalism and Gender Issues in South Africa.Journal of Gender Studies, 1 (4): 510–520.

McFadden, Patricia, and Muriel Tillinghast. 1991. Women and National Liberation Movements. Yale Journal of Law and Liberation 2 (1): 1–7.