Dr. Marla L. Jaksch is an Assistant Professor of Women's and Gender Studies at The College of New Jersey. She received her Ph.D. in Women's Studies and Art Education from The Pennsylvania State University and comes to TCNJ from Hamilton College.
Her research interests include: transnational feminisms, gender and development, indigenous rights and grassroots organizing, art and microfinance schemes, visual culture, cultural tourism, feminist pedagogies, and global service-learning.
She has developed and led various global field study and service-learning programs to Tanzania for more than 5 years.
Jaksch, a 2009-2010 Fulbright Scholar in Tanzania, has published essays in several journals, most recently in AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples, as well as authored book chapters. Additionally she has presented at several international and national conferences, workshops, and community meetings.