Serena Cosgrove, PhD
Assistant Professor, International Studies
Faculty Coordinator, Central America Initiative
Building/Room: Casey 214
Serena Cosgrove, assistant professor, has been teaching in the Matteo Ricci College since 2010. She has a B.A. from Seattle University, a M.A. in social anthropology from Northeastern University, and a Ph.D. in sociology also from Northeastern University. Classes she teaches include "Global Poverty," "Gender and Development," "Women and Leadership in Latin America," and "Leadership in Organizations."
Professor Cosgrove is an anthropologist and sociologist; she is interested in how women in post-conflict societies develop leadership skills to influence their societies. Her current research focuses on the effects of international development, gender and immigration in Central America, and the gendered effects of war in Democratic Republic of the Congo. Professor Cosgrove travels frequently to carry out research and then includes it in her classes. Her most recent article on women's nonprofit leadership will be published in Latin American Perspectives in 2015. Another forthcoming chapter of hers about teen mothers in Democratic Republic of the Congo will be coming out in a Rutgers University Press book this year as well.