University lecturer and PhD researcher
From October 25 to November 4, 2018
Edmé Domínguez R. (born in Mexico, resident in Sweden) is Associate Professor (docent) in Peace and Development Studies. She has a BA in International Relations from El Colegio de México and a PhD from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques (IEP), Paris, France. She has been working at several universities in Mexico, USA, Spain and Sweden. At present she works as lecturer in Latin American Studies, Gender studies and Global Political Economy at the School of Global Studies, University of Gothenburg. During several years she worked and published on the issues of Soviet foreign policy towards Latin America but since the beginning of the 1990s she has been working on the social and gender implications of NAFTA for Mexico, on gender issues related to citizenship, political participation, labour, transnational activism and free trade agreements particularly in the case of Mexico, El Salvador and Bolivia.
This project tries to examine the consequences of free trade agreements from a gender perspective. I try to study how these consequences are gendered, that is how free trade processes affect in a differentiated way men and women depending on their age, social, class, ethnicity, level of education, profession, etc. My study cases are two such agreements signed by Mexico. During my stay at FABRE I will try to advance in the writing of two articles: one referring to NAFTA and the consequences for peasant women in Mexico and the other on the modernization agreement between Mexico and the European Union, focusing on the environmental and labour consequences.