Margaret Swain

Position Title
Professor Emerita of Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies



Margaret "Peg" Swain (Ph.D. in Anthropology, University of Washington) was Director of the Women’s Resources and Research Center, and Adjunct Associate Professor in Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies. Her first article was on gender and tourism issues, based on doctoral dissertation research with the Kuna in Panama. Some of her later publications include the co-edited books Gender/Tourism/Fun(?) (2002), and Explorers and Scientists in China's Borderlands, 1880-1950(In Press); and articles on Cosmopolitanism. She takes a very active part in international academic groups for Tourism Studies (feminist/critical approaches) and Indigenous Peoples of Southwest China. At UC Davis she built the Gender and Global Issues (GGI) program and currently oversees the GGI Post-Baccalaureate in WGS.