Kathryn Moeller

Kathryn Moeller is an assistant professor in the Department of Educational Policy Studies at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She is also affiliated with the Department of Gender and Women's Studies and the Latin American, Caribbean, and Iberian Studies Program. 

Her interdisciplinary, ethnographic scholarship examines the gendered, sexualized, and racialized nature of corporate power through the lens of transnational feminist theory, global political economy, and critical development, race, and education policy studies. Her book, The Gender Effect: Capitalism, Feminism, and the Corporate Politics of Development (University of California Press, 2018), demonstrates the uneven relationships between corporate capitalism, feminism, and the regime of international development. It shows how corporations are “investing” in girls’ and women’s education and economic futures as a means to ending poverty, generating economic growth, and pursuing corporate profit. She has also published in Feminist Studies, International Journal of Education and Development, and the British Journal of Sociology of Education. She was previously a high school teacher.