Work by amandapetersen

AAUW Member Awarded Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

Sitting at my desk here at AAUW, I can see a framed photograph and handwritten thank-you note from Marie Curie, dated 1920, in which she expresses her gratitude for AAUW’s […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education & Training   |   7 Comments   |   October 12, 2009

Activist Burnout: Coping with the Weight of the World

Sometimes I find myself overwhelmed by the daily news to the point where I switch channels from the real-life murder report to CSI Miami, where there is no semblance of […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   4 Comments   |   July 14, 2009

Women Protest a New Shia Law in Afghanistan

Last week in Kabul, approximately 300 women gathered to protest a new law for Shia Afghans. The law would, among other things, make marital rape legal. In a direct protest […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   April 23, 2009

Against all Obstacles: International Women and Higher Education

In light of International Women’s Day, on March 8, I thought I would take a moment and reflect on what I have learned and experienced as program assistant for the […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   March 12, 2009

Conflict in Georgia: Is there an end in sight?

Five years ago I took a course entitled “Russia in Crisis.” At that time we were discussing the Georgian conflict. When I read the headlines on Russia and Georgia now, […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   1 Comments   |   August 12, 2008

Are Women Economic Equals in a Poor Economy?

Last week, the New York Times published an article entitled “Women Are Now Equal as Victims of Poor Economy.” I was immediately skeptical. The article, citing a study conducted by […] Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   1 Comments   |   July 31, 2008

Abysmal Graduation Rates

The other day I happened to catch a brief blurb in the news about country singer Gretchen Wilson achieving her GED at age 34. One of the main reasons she […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education & Training   |   May 13, 2008