Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Nathalie Lebon


Women, Gender, and Sexuality



Campus Box 2450


Weidensall Hall
Room 406
300 North Washington St.
Gettysburg, PA 17325-1400


BA German, University of Strasburg, France, 1986
MA Applied Foreign Languages, University of Nancy II, France, 1987
MA Public Affairs (Int’l Affairs), Indiana University of PA, 1988
PhD Anthropology, University of Florida, 1998

Academic Focus

Latin American women's issues and movements

Nathalie Lebon's work on Brazilian women’s movements, and in particular on the process of professionalization, has been published in journals such as Organization and Estudos Feministas. Most recently, she has published “Beyond Confronting the Myth of Racial Democracy: The Role of Afro-Brazilian Women Scholars and Activists” in Latin American Perspectives in 2007. She is coeditor (with Elizabeth Maier) of De lo Privado a lo Público: 30 Años de Lucha Ciudadana de las Mujeres en América Latina (Siglo Veintiuno, Mexico, 2006) and Women’s Activism in Latin America and the Caribbean: Engendering Social Justice, Democratizing Citizenship (Rutgers University Press, 2010). Her current research focuses on the consolidation of popular and black feminisms in Brazil and the role played by professionalization and institutionalization in this process. She is a member of the Latin American Studies Program Advisory Council.