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Montoya , Celeste Associate Professor


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research overview

  • Professor Montoya’s research primarily focuses on the ways in which women and other marginalized groups mobilize to enact change. She is interested in how these groups work within and outside of political institutions, domestically and transnationally. Her work is informed by studies of social movements, public policy, political institutions, international organization, transnational politics, and gender and race politics. Her regional areas of specialization are Europe and the United States. She has written about European and global efforts to combat violence against women; gender in international relations; gender policy and politics in European countries; as well as Latino, gender, immigration, and voting politics in the United States. Her newer projects focus on intersectionality as it pertains to contemporary social movements, gendered violence, voting rights, and choosing political candidates.


  • political science, women and genderstudies, social movements, international organizations, human rights, violence against women, public policy, European Union, Europe, Latino politics, voting rights


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courses taught

  • WGST 4800 Senior Colloquium in Feminist Studies (Spring 2019)
  • PSCI 3311 Gender and U.S. Politics: Protest, Polls and Policy (Fall 2018)
  • WGST 3311 Gender and U.S. Politics: Protest, Polls and Policy (Fall 2018)
  • WGST 3930 Women and Gender Studies Internship (Spring 2018)
  • WGST 4840 Independent Study (Spring 2018)
  • WGST 4999 Senior Honors Thesis (Spring 2018)


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