Gender and Intersectional Analysis
The Gender and Intersectional Analysis field examines gender and other key factors that influence and intersect with gender, including ethnicity, race, age, religion, class or caste, religion, sexual orientation, disability and urban/rural differences. The field uses micro-, meso-and macro-level gender and intersectional theory and analyses to illuminate and engage directly with systems and institutions of political, military, social, economic, legal and cultural power. We use these perspectives to examine gender and intersectional roles and relations as forms of power to organize authority, institutions, rights, responsibilities, access to resources and life options.
The Gender and Intersectional Analysis field is interdisciplinary in its formation, scholarly focus and practice. Completion of the field will enable students to carry out theoretically grounded, gender and intersectional-informed research, analysis and design within their professional careers. To complete the field, a student may select from a variety of courses offerings that will enable students to develop critical and comparative approaches to illuminate the gendered and intersectional dimensions of a range of key issues within: Armed Conflict and War; Natural Disaster; Forced Migration; National and International Security; Human Security; Humanitarian Action; Peace Operations; Peace Building; International Law; Transformative Transitional Justice; Development Economics; Non-violent Resistance; Demography; Leadership; and Network Analysis.
The Gender and Intersectional Analysis Field of Study sits within the larger Gender and Intersectional Analysis and Women’s/Femme’s Leadership Program. See our website for more information: https://sites.tufts.edu/gender/
Kimberly Theidon and Dyan Mazurana
The Gender and Intersectional Analysis field of study requires the completion of a minimum of four course credits from the list below.
The Gender and Intersectional Analysis field of study requires the completion of a minimum of five course credits from the list below.
The required course for both degrees is DHP P214 Gender Theory and Praxis. A maximum of one independent study with an explicit focus on gender and intersectional analysis and one cross-registered course with an explicit focus on gender and intersectional analysis are allowed.
GMAP: 4 courses in field of study
MGA: 5 courses in field of study
Total Credits Required
MALD: 12.00 credits
MGA: 15.00 credits
DHP P214 Gender Theory and Praxis
DHP D216M Networks, Analytics, and Organizations I
DHP D217M Networks, Analytics, and Organizations II
DHP D230 Humanitarian Action in Complex Emergencies
DHP D231 Gender and Human Security in Transitional States and Societies
DHP D232 Gender, Culture, and Conflict in Complex Humanitarian Emergencies
DHP D237 Nutrition in Complex Emergencies: Policies, Practice and Decision-making
DHP D239 Forced Migration
DHP D240 Children, Violence, Protection, and Resilience
DHP P209m Demography and National Security
DHP P221 Memory Politics: Truth, Justice and Redress
DHP P222 Development Aid in Practice
DHP P243 Internal Conflict and War
DHP D255 Environmental Humanities and Global Health
DHP P297 Engaging Human Security
EIB B291 Leadership: Building Teams, Organizations, and Shaping Your Path
ILO L213 International Criminal Justice
ILO L214m Transitional Justice
ILO L216 International Humanitarian Law
ILO L224 Peace Operations
A maximum of one independent study and one cross-registered course with an explicit focus on gender are allowed
A practicum is required for MGA students.
Students have the option of completing additional courses to complete a track in Gender and Intersectional Analysis in Global Affairs.