Professor, Border Studies
Teaching: Water politics; border water conflicts; Mexican political and economic development; the U.S.-Mexico border.
External Grants: 2007. Open Society Institute, for "Enduring Reform: Business and Activist Responses to Progressive Civil-Society-Based Reform in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, and Mexico." Co-Principal Investigator with Dr. Jeffrey Rubin (Boston University). http://www.enduringreform.org
Consulting: Mexico Advisor to the San Diego County Water Authority (2008 to 2011).
Selected Recent Publications:
Rubin, Jeffrey W. and Vivienne Bennett (Eds.). Enduring Reform: Progressive Activism and Private Sector Responses in Latin America's Democracies. University of Pittsburgh Press (2015). Website.
Bennett, Vivienne, Sonia Dávila-Poblete, and María Nieves Rico. 2008. "Water and Gender: The Unexpected Connection that Really Matters." Journal of International Affairs, Spring/Summer 2008. PDF
Bennett, Vivienne, Sonia Dávila-Poblete, and María Nieves Rico (Eds.) 2005. Opposing Currents: The Politics of Water and Gender in Latin America. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press. http://www.upress.pitt.edu/BookDetails.aspx?bookId=35526
Bennett, Vivienne. 2002. "Different Managers, Same Problems: Public versus private management of municipal water services in Monterrey." In Whiteford, Scott and Roberto Melville (Eds.). Protecting a Sacred Gift: Water and Social Change in Mexico. La Jolla: Center for U.S.-Mexican studies, University of California, San Diego. http://www.rienner.com/title/Protecting_a_Sacred_Gift_Water_and_Social_Change_in_Mexico
V. Bennett CV
Below, Vivienne Bennett explains the connection between water and gender, and reveals why women are so often the majority protesting insufficient water services in the Global South.