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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:

Field Advisors

Kimberly Theidon and Dyan Mazurana 

Field Requirements


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 

Core Course Requirements

DHP P214 Gender Theory and Praxis 

Field Electives

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 

Additional Elective Requirement: Practicum Requirement (MGA only)

A practicum is required for MGA students. 

Track Requirements (optional)

Students have the option of completing additional courses to complete a track in Gender and Intersectional Analysis in Global Affairs.