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Centre for Gender Studies

Dr Marta Pietrobelli

BA, MA (International Law)


Marta Pietrobelli
Centre for Gender Studies

Post-Doctoral Associate

Dr Marta Pietrobelli
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Thesis title:
Institutionalizing Gender: Women's Political Participation in Jordan


Marta has a background in Law (BA, University of Padova, Italy, 2006) and International Law (MA, Bocconi University, Milan, Italy, 2008). She has worked as research assistant at the Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy at the University of Massachusetts in Boston, US, where she was also involved in the organization and creation of trainings and activities for women from Iran.

PhD Research

My proposed project aims to investigate the concepts of gender mainstreaming and women's empowerment in relation to activities of International and Non-Governmental organizations operating in Jordan. My research will focus on the empowerment of women’s political participation, with a reference to the 2010 Parliamentary Elections. The thesis will also study and analyze the experiences, perspectives, concerns and expectations of both women candidates and women who already hold political positions