Yale Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies
Volume 4, Issue 1
fall 2013
Editor, Geetanjali Singh Chanda
Managing Editors, Linda Hase & Craig Canfield
Layout Design, Nick Appleby

Maya Judd, Lecturer in WGSS (Fall 2013)


Maya Judd is currently visiting Yale University from Sciences Po, in Paris, where she is the Academic Coordinator of the Masters Program in Public Affairs and Lecturer in the Paris School of International Affairs. She previously worked as a lecturer at New York University’s Center in Paris. Her current research on masculinities and demographic change in contemporary Italy uses a gender lens to explore contemporary low birthrates in Italy, a nation which had among the lowest fertility rates in the world in the 1990s. This work shows the ways new forms of masculinities are embedded within the particular socio-cultural context of Italy, broadening scholarly discussions of gendered understandings of men and masculinity, demographic theories of low fertility in Italy and Southern Europe, and the links between the two. In addition to her academic interests, Maya has previously worked as a consultant for the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and is currently employed as a consultant by the Organization for Economic and Co-operative Development (OECD) where she is contributing to the organization’s Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI). Maya earned her first Bachelor’s degree in anthropology from the University of California at Berkeley in 1995 and a second Bachelor’s in education from the University of Padua (Italy) in 2004. In 2010, she received her Ph.D. in anthropology from Brown University. Her dissertation, "Gendering Men: Masculinities and Demographic Change in Contemporary Italy," was awarded the Marie Langlois prize for outstanding dissertation in gender studies.

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