Gender, Civilians, Combatants: A Critical Approach to War

Schools of Public Engagement: International Affairs

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Graduate Course

Degree Students

Gender, Civilians, Combatants

Spring 2021

Taught By: Anna DiLellio

Section: A

CRN: 7115

Credits: 3

This course explores the gendered dimensions of security, with a particular focus on contemporary armed conflicts. Using theoretical material drawn from multiple disciplines, and case studies from a variety of geographical contexts, it assumes a gendered lens in order to investigate themes such as discourses of nationalism and aggression; the protection of civilians in conflicts, including peacekeeping; and the diverse natures of combatants – whether army soldiers, insurgents or terrorists. In our readings and discussions, we will challenge an official gender-neutral perspective on conflict and security, and will examine the key role that gender plays in justifying or inciting wars and violence, targeting the enemy, and dealing with the legacy of war (ad bellum, in bello and post-bellum). But we will also question received ideas about gender and violence, for example, a too easy attribution of gender to victims and perpetrators of sexual violence, or to the active combatants.

This course is part of the Conflict & Security concentration in the Julien J. Studley Graduate Programs in International Affairs.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: International Affairs (NINT)

Campus: Online (DL)

Sync Type: N/A

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 15

Add/Drop Deadline: N/A
Online Withdrawal Deadline: N/A

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

*Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 2:30pm 8/13/2020 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday

Times: 4:00pm - 5:50pm

Building: Online Course

Date Range: 1/19/2021 - 5/4/2021