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BioDr. Ann Oberhauser joined Iowa State University as Professor of Sociology and Director of Women's and Gender Studies in 2015. Her work focuses on gender and development with an emphasis on rural economic strategies and microfinance. Much of her research takes place in Appalachia and southern Africa. She co-edited a book with Johnston-Anumonwo, Global Perspectives on Gender and Space, and has published numerous articles and chapters in major social science journals and books. Another area of Dr. Oberhauser's research examines the use of social media among college students. This work was conducted with colleagues in psychology and communication studies and analyzes how computer-mediated communication (CMT) impacts students' attachment to family and friends. Her teaching specialties include feminist theory and research, gender and globalization, development studies, and gender and work. She also participated in a faculty-led program on gender and sustainable development in Tanzania this summer with the global service learning group Amizade.
Dr. Oberhauser is excited to get to know faculty colleagues and students in both Sociology and Women's and Gender Studies at Iowa State University. She has deep roots in Iowa where several of her grandparents lived and attended universities in the early 1900s.
Oberhauser has also been involved in a multi-disciplinary project on the use of social media among college students with colleagues in psychology and communication studies. This research analyzes how computer-mediated communication (CMT) impacts students’ attachment to family and friends.
Her teaching specialties include feminist theory and research, gender and globalization, development studies, and gender and work. These graduate and undergraduate courses are offered in Sociology and Women’s and Gender Studies at Iowa State.
Dr. Oberhauser is a member of the International Geographical Union Commission on Gender and currently serves as the treasurer of this organization. She is also active in the Geographic Perspectives on Women Specialty Group of the American Association of Geographers. At Iowa State University, Oberhauser serves on several committees including the University Committee on Women, the Women’s Leadership Consortium, and the Committee on Diversity and Inclusion in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
Oberhauser, Ann M. and Rita Daniels (2017) “Unpacking Global Service-Learning in developing contexts: A case study from rural Tanzania” Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement 21(4):139-170.
Oberhauser, Ann M. (2016) “Gender and Development,” The International Encyclopedia of Geography: People, the Earth, Environment, and Technology. Wiley Publishers–AAG.
Oberhauser, Ann M. (2016) “(Re)constructing rural-urban spaces: gendered livelihoods, migration, and natural resources in South Africa” GeoJournal 81: 489. doi:10.1007/s10708-015-9635-5
Ramsey, Megan A., Ann M. Oberhauser, and Amy L. Gentzler (2015) “College Students’ Use of Communication Technology with Parents: Influences of Distance, Social Presence, and Gender.” In G. Riva, B. K. Wiederhold, and P. Cipresso (eds.) The Psychology of Social Networking: Communication, Presence, Identity and Relationships in Online Communities, Versita
Aladuwaka, Seela and Ann M. Oberhauser (2014) “’Out of the kitchen’: Gender, empowerment and microfinance programs in Sri Lanka.” In Ibipo Johnston-Anumonwo and Ann M. Oberhauser (eds.) Global Perspectives on Gender and Space: Engaging Feminism and Development, pp. 35-52, London: Routledge.
- Oberhauser, Ann M. (2014) “Crossing boundaries: Transnational feminist methodologies in the global North and South.” In Ibipo Johnston-Anumonwo and Ann M. Oberhauser (eds.) Global Perspectives on Gender and Space: Engaging Feminism and Development, pp. 87-102, London: Routledge.