Professor Moeller discusses her feminist research on corporate power and the role of difference in the construction of the global economy. Through the example of “the Girl Effect,” Moeller looks at the ways corporate investment masks the targeting of young women of color through the use of coded, race-neutral language, as part of a larger expansion of corporate power over new populations, institutions, and geographies.
Kathryn Moeller is Assistant Professor of Educational Policy Studies and an affiliate of the Department of Gender and Women's Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She recently published The Gender Effect: Capitalism, Feminism, and the Corporate Politics of Development.
Video production: Lena El-Gabalawy
Interviewer: Amanda Modell
Publication Date: 4/19/18