Dr. Stromquist holds a Ph.D. degree in International Development Education from Stanford University and a master’s in political science from the Monterey Institute of International Studies. She specializes in issues related to social change and gender, which she examines from the perspective of critical sociology. Her research interests focus on the dynamics of educational policies and practices, gender relations, and equity, particularly in Latin America. She is author of numerous articles and several books. Among the books as sole author, most recent are Feminist Organizations and Social Transformation in Latin America (2006); Education in a Globalized World. The Connectivity of Economic Power, Technology, and Knowledge (2002); and Literacy for Citizenship: Gender and Grassroots Dynamics in Brazil (1997). She is also editor of La construcciÃƒ³n del gÃ©nero en las polÃƒticas pÃºblicas. Perspectivas comparadas desde AmÃ©rica Latina (2006); Distant Alliances. Promoting the Education of Girls and Women in Latin America (with Regina Cortina, 2000), Globalization and Culture: Integration and Contestation Across Cultures (with Karen Monkman, 2000). She was a Fulbright New Century Scholar during 2005-06 and is former President of the Comparative and International Education Society.