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Emily Bent

Associate Professor

Dyson College of Arts and Sciences

Women's and Gender Studies

  • @New York City
    41 Park Row 511B
Office Hours

Spring 2015

Office Hours

Spring 2015

Office Hours

Spring 2015


Dr. Bent's research explores global girlhood discourses, feminist girlhoods, and girls' political participation and activist politics. Her current book project titled "Feminist Girls: The New Politics of Gender and Age at the United Nations" examines the lives of teenage girl activists at the United Nations from 2010-2015. She holds a doctorate in Global Women's Studies from the National University of Ireland, Galway, MA in Women's & Gender Studies from Rutgers University and BA from The College of New Jersey.


PhD, National University of Ireland, Galway, Co. Galway, Republic of Ireland, 2013
Global Women's Studies

MA, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, 2004
Women's & Gender Studies

BA, The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ, 2003
Women's & Gender Studies

Awards and Honors

Dyson College, May 15, 2015 - Dyson 2015 Faculty Summer Research Award
Pace University, January 1, 2015 - Kenan Award
National University of Ireland, Galway, September 2008 - Galway Doctoral Research Fellow


Precarious Politics and Girl Effects: Exploring the Limits of the Girl Gone Global
Switzer, H., Bent, E. C. & Endsley, C. Academic Journal.


girls' political agency, youth activism, feminist theories, girls' human rights, third and fourth wave feminist activism, transnational and global girlhoods


National Women's Studies Association[Co-Chair, Girls and Girls' Studies Caucus]

International Girls Studies Association

Women in Learning & Leadership Advisory Council

Working Group on Girls[Co-Chair]

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