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Dr. Rose-Marie Avin

Dr. Rose-Marie Avin
  • Professor
  • Director of Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies Program
  • Latin American and Latinx Studies
  • Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Dr. Rose-Marie Avin is the director of the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program & a Professor in Economics.  She received her undergraduate degree in economics at Baruch College-City University of New York and her doctoral degree in economics at the University of Maryland-College Park.  She teaches courses on the economies of the developing world (Econ 355), the economies of Latin America (Econ/Las 356), women in the developing world (Econ/Wmns 357), and Transnational Feminism (Wmns 335).

In her research, she focuses on gender issues in the developing world, more specifically on economic restructuring, the empowerment of Nicaraguan women, free-trade zones, female entrepreneurs in Vietnam, and the role of international organizations in economic development. She enjoys conducting research with her students. To that end, she received two grants from the International Fellowship Program (IFP) at UWEC to conduct research abroad with her students. She travelled to Nicaragua with one student to conduct research on the women working in one free trade zone. For the second grant, she travelled to Vietnam with 2 students to conduct research on the experiences of female entrepreneurs.  She has also led study abroad programs in Argentina and Nicaragua.

Her preferred pronouns are: she, her, hers

Teaching Interests
  • Transnational Feminism
  • Women and Economic Development
  • Latin American Economic Development
  • The Economies of the Developing World 
Research and Creative Activities
  • Gender issues in the developing world
  • Impact of economic restructuring on women in Nicaragua
  • The empowerment of Nicaraguan women\
  • Free-trade zones
  • Female entrepreneurs in Vietnam
  • The role of international organizations in economic development.
  • Ph.D., University of Maryland-College Park
  • BBA, Baruch College, City University of New York