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Patricia Biermayr-Jenzano is a visiting scholar at the Center for Latin America Studies in Georgetown University's Walsh School of Foreign Service, where she is also part of the Science, Technology and International Affairs and the Women and Gender Studies programs. A social scientist and gender specialist who works to develop research approaches and gender analysis to the feminization of agriculture, her research has deep roots in participatory action research theory and practice; she has been deeply involved in mainstreaming gender in agriculture and conservation-related efforts. Biermayr-Jenzano teaches graduate and undergraduate courses on gender and sustainable development, sustainable agriculture, and research methods with emphasis in participatory action research and qualitative data analysis. She has previously held positions with the International Center for Tropical Agriculture, International Food Policy Research Institute, and the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization. She holds a Ph.D. in Agricultural Extension and Social Anthropology from Cornell University and a degree in Agricultural Engineering in Plant Science from Argentina.