Gender Analysis in International Studies

About The Field

The Gender Analysis in International Studies Field uses micro, meso and macro-level gendered theory and analyses to illuminate and engage directly with systems and institutions of political, military, social, economic, legal and cultural power. The field examines gender roles and relations as a form of power to organize authority, institutions, rights, responsibilities, access to resources and life options. While theories and analysis of the politics of femininity and masculinity are privileged, other key factors that influence and intersect with gender are also examined, including ethnicity, race, religion, class or caste, religion, sexual orientation and disability. The field is interdisciplinary in its formation, scholarly focus and practice. Completion of the field will enable students to carry out theoretically grounded, gender-informed research, analysis and design within their professional careers. To complete the field, a student may select from a variety of courses offerings. Courses in the Field will enable students to develop critical and comparative approaches that illuminate the gendered dimensions of a range of key issues within: Armed Conflict and War; Natural Disaster; Forced Migration; Security; Human Security; Humanitarian Action; Peace Operations; Peace Building; International Criminal Law; Development Economics; Non-violent Resistance. Students have the option of completing additional courses to receive a Certificate in Gender Analysis in International Studies. Read more about Gender and Analysis and Women's Leadership at Fletcher.

Students should refer to the Registrar's Field of Study Guide for definitive field requirements in a given academic year.