Prof. Diane Elson, Ph.D. - Marie Jahoda Visiting Professor - Winter term 2004/05

Diane Elson is professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Essex, UK. She was a special advisor to the executive director of the United Nations Development Fund for Women from 1998 to 2000 and was a member of the UN Millennium project task force on education and gender. In 1994 she was a consultant to the World Bank in the urban development division, and in 1990 a consultant to the International Labour Organisation. In addition, she has advised the Swedish International Development Agency, the Foreign Ministry of the Netherlands, OXFAM and other NGOs. In addition, she publishes extensively on gender and development with a focus on economic processes.

Areas of Expertise

  • International financial economics
  • Gender and development
  • Gender budgeting
  • Private-public partnership
  • Women’s and human rights

Courses and Lectures as Marie Jahoda Visiting Professor
Gender, Justice, Development and Globalization
Course, Ruhr University Bochum and University of Münster, winter term 2004/05 (with Prof. Dr. Brigitte Young)

Selected Publications
Elson, Diane. 2004. Human Rights and Corporate Profits: the Case of the UN Global Compact. In Global Tensions: Challenges and Opportunities in the World Economy, ed. by Lordes Beneria and Savit Bisnath, 200-214. New York: Routledge.

Elson, Diane; and Hande Keklik. 2000. UNIFEM Report ‘Progress of the World's Women 2002’. New York.

Elson, Diane. 2002. Gender Responsive Budget Initiatives: Key Dimensions and Practical Examples. In Gender Budget Initiatives, ed. by UNIFEM, 15–29. New York.

Elson, Diane. 1995. Male Bias in the Development Process. Manchester: Manchester University Press.

Elson, Diane, and Ruth Roach Pierson. Eds. 1989. Women’s Employment and Multinationals in Europe. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.