About FTGS

The Feminist Theory and Gender Studies (FTGS) section of the International Studies Association brings together scholars who apply feminist theory to International Relations or look at the field through a gender lens. In addition, those whose interests focus on gender-related topics throughout the field of international studies, including women in development and cross-cultural comparative studies, are encouraged to participate. The section provides mechanisms for discussion and exchange about the international dimension of scholarship on gender and about the gender dimension of scholarship in international affairs.

Monday, December 14, 2015

New publication; Caitlin Ryan

(2015) 'Everyday resilience as resistance: Palestinian women practicing sumud.' Caitlin Ryan. International Political Sociology. published in Early View 10.1111/ips.12099 http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/ips.12099/abstract

Thursday, November 5, 2015

New book; Seema Shekhawat

(2015) Female Combatants in Conflict and Peace: Challenging Gender in Violence and Post-Conflict Reintegration. Seema Shekhawat, ed. Palgrave.

Available: http://www.palgrave.com/page/detail/Female-Combatants-in-Conflict-and-Peace/?sf1=barcode&st1=9781137516558

Introduction: Women in Conflict and Peace Making; Seema Shekhawat
1. Women in Combat: Identifying Global Trends; Carol Mann
2. Catch them Young: Participation and Roles of Girl Child Soldiers in Armed Conflicts; Shawna Carroll
3. Female Combatants, Peace Process and the Exclusion; Seema Shekhawat and Bishnu Pathak
4. Gendering Conflict Analysis: Analyzing Israeli Female Combatants' Experiences; Ayelet Harel-Shalev and Shir Daphna-Tekoah
5. Female Combatants in the Syrian Conflict, in the Fight against or with the IS and in the Peace Process; Emanuela C. Del Re
6. Visible in Conflict, Invisible in Peace: Positioning Women in the Militancy in Kashmir; Seema Shekhawat
7. Victims or Victimizers?: Naxal Women, Violence and the Re-invention of Patriarchy; Seema Shekhawat and Chayanika Saxena
8. Gendering Conflict and Peacebuilding in Sierra Leone; John Idriss Lahai
9. Women at War, War on Women: Reconciliation and Patriarchy in Peru; Camille Boutron
10. Gendered Struggle for Freedom: A Narrative Inquiry into Female Ex-Combatants in South Africa; Sofia Axelsson
11. Challenging the Boundaries: the Narratives of the Female Ex-combatants in Nepal; Swechchha Dahal
12. I Want My Wings Back to Fly in a New Sky: Stories of Ex-female LTTE Combatants in Post-war Sri Lanka; Fazeeha Azmi
13.Demobilized Women in Colombia: Embodiment, Performativity and Social Reconciliation; Priscyll Anctil Avoine and Rachel Tillman
14. Untapped Resources for Peace: A Comparative Study of Women's Organisations of Guerrilla Ex-combatants in Colombia and El Salvador; Luisa Maria Dietrich Ortega

Monday, November 2, 2015

Thursday, October 29, 2015

New publications; Peace Medie

(2015) “Women and Postconflict Security: A Study of Police Response to Domestic Violence in Liberia.” Peace Medie. Politics & Gender. 11(3): 478–498.


(2015) “Understanding Why and How Civilians Resort to Self-Protection in Armed Conflict.” Peace Medie. (with Betcy Jose) International Studies Review. (Early View, September 2015).


Monday, October 12, 2015

New and recent publications; Sydney Calkin

(2016) “Globalizing ‘Girl Power’: Corporate Social Responsibility and Transnational Business Initiatives for Gender Equality.” Sydney Calkin. Globalizations. 13 (2): Ahead of print, available online. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14747731.2015.1064678.

(2015) “Feminism, Interrupted? Gender and Development in the Era of ‘Smart Economics.’” Sydney Calkin. Progress in Development Studies. 15 (4): Ahead of print.

(2015) “'Tapping’ Women for Post-Crisis Development: Evidence from the 2012 World Development Report.” Sydney Calkin. International Feminist Journal of Politics. 17 (4): Ahead of print, available online. DOI:10.1080/14616742.2015.1071994

Friday, October 9, 2015

New book; Rirhandu Mageza-Barthel

(2015) Mobilizing Transnational Gender Politics in Post-Genocide Rwanda. Rirhandu Mageza-Barthel. (Gender in a Global/Local World  Series). Farnham/Burlington: Ashgate.

Available at:

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Recent publications; Juanita Elias

(2015) "Realising Women's Human Rights in Malaysia: The EMPOWER Report." Juanita Elias. Asian Studies Review. 39(3): 229-246 .

(2015) "Civil Society and the gender politics of economic competitiveness in Malaysia." Globalizations, 12 (3): 347-364 .

(2015) Critical Perspectives section in the journal Politics and Gender ‘Feminist Security Studies and Feminist Political Economy: Crossing Divides and Rebuilding Bridges’ Juanita Elias ed. (with contributions from Laura Sjoberg, Heidi Hudson, Jacqui True, Juanita Elias & Shirin Rai, Katherine Allison and Cynthia Enloe) 

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

New publication; Meghana Nayak

(2015) Who is Worthy of Protection? Gender-Based Asylum and U.S. Immigration Politics. Meghana Nayak. Oxford University Press.
Available: https://global.oup.com/academic/product/who-is-worthy-of-protection-9780199397624?lang=en&cc=us 

Friday, September 25, 2015

New publication; Thomas Gregory

(2015) "Drones, Targeted Killings, and the Limitations of International Law." Thomas Gregory. International Political Sociology. 9(3): 197-212.
Available: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/ips.12093/abstract

Friday, September 18, 2015

Recent publications; Caitlin Ryan

(2015) Bodies, Power and Resistance in the Middle East: Experiences of subjectification in the occupied Palestinian territories. Caitlin Ryan. London: Routledge.
Available: https://www.routledge.com/products/9781138802407

(2015) "‘Why Does the World Think We Are the Terrorists? We Are Not the Terrorists!’ Using a Reflexive Postcolonial Methodology in the West Bank of the Palestinian Territories" Caitlin Ryan. in Critical Methods in Terrorism Studies. Stump, J. and Dixit, P. eds. London: Routledge.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

New and recent publications; Maya Eichler

(2015) Gender and Private Security in Global Politics. Maya Eichler, ed. Oxford University Press.

(2015) “Private Security and Gender,” in Routledge Handbook of Private Security Studies, edited by A. Leander and R. Abrahamsen. Maya Eichler. Routledge.

(2014) “Militarized Masculinities in International Relations.” Maya Eichler. Brown Journal of World Affairs. 21, no. 2 (Fall/Winter 2014): 81-93.

(2014) “Engendering Two Solitudes? Media Representations of Women in Combat in Quebec and the Rest of Canada.” Krystel Chapman and Maya Eichler. International Journal. 69, no. 4 (2014): 594-611.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Thursday, July 23, 2015

New publication; Anthony J. Langlois

(2015) “International Relations Theory and Global Sexuality Politics.” Anthony J. Langlois. Politics. DOI: 10.1111/1467-9256.12108

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

New publication; Dorit Geva

(2015) "Dependency as a Keyword of the American Draft System and Persistence of Male-only Registration." Dorit Geva. Polity47, 199–224. doi:10.1057/pol.2015.6

Friday, July 3, 2015

New publication; Cristian Norocel

(2015) "Disciplinary intersections of gender and ethnicity in populist radical right media in Romania." Norocel, Ov Cristian. Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power. DOI: 10.1080/1070289X.2015.1054394

Available at: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/1070289X.2015.1054394

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Recent publications; Catherine Baker

(2015) "Symphony of Sirens: Uses and Problems of Sound in Teaching and Learning about Music and Politics". Catherine Baker. Radical History Review 121: 197-208.

(2015) "The Frames We Use: Narratives, Ethnicity, and the Problem of Multiple Identities in Post-Conflict Oral Histories (Bosnia-Herzegovina)". Catherine Baker. In Beyond Testimony and Trauma: Oral History in the Aftermath of Mass Violence, ed. Steven High: 285-310. Vancouver: UBC Press.

(2015) "The Language Politics of Peace-Building". In State Traditions and Language Regimes, ed. Linda Cardinal and Selma K Sonntag: 237-52. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press.

(2015) "Introduction: Gender and Geopolitics in the Eurovision Song Contest". Catherine Baker. Contemporary Southeastern Europe 2(1): 74-93. Available at: http://www.suedosteuropa.uni-graz.at/cse/en/baker

Monday, May 18, 2015

New Book; Megan Daigle

(2015) From Cuba with Love: Sex and Money in the Twenty-First Century. Megan Daigle. University of California Press.

Available at: http://www.ucpress.edu/ebook.php?isbn=9780520958838

Friday, April 3, 2015

Recent book; Annica Kronsell and Erika Svedberg (Eds)

(2013) Making Gender, Making War.Violence, Miltiary and Peacekeeping Practices. Edited by Annica Kronsell and Erika Svedberg. Routledge Advances in Feminist Studies and Intersectionality. ISBN# 978-0-415-84936-4

Available in open access: https://lup.lub.lu.se/search/publication/2156549

Monday, March 30, 2015

New book; Linda Åhäll

(2015) Sexing War/Policing Gender: Motherhood, myth and women’s political violence. Linda Åhäll. Routledge.

Available at: http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415720441/

Friday, March 27, 2015

New publication; Ali Bilgic

(2015) "‘We are not barbarians’: Gender politics and Turkey’s quest for the West." Ali Bilgic. International Relations.

Available online: http://ire.sagepub.com/content/early/2015/01/13/0047117814565524.abstract

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Recent Publications; Annick T.R. Wibben

(2014) “Who Do We Think We Are?” in Global Politics (2nd Ed), edited by Jenny Edkins and Maja Zehfuss. London: Routledge: 85-107.

(2014) “Narrative, Metaphor & The Politics of Security” in Warring with Words: Narrative and Metaphor in World Politics, edited by Mike Hanne, Jeffrey Mio & William Crano. Routdlege: Psychology Press: 118-136.

(2014) "Researching Feminist Security Studies" Australian Journal of Political Science 49 (4): 743-755

co-authored with Maria Stern (2014) "A Decade of Feminist Security Studies Revisited"
The full virtual issue of Security Dialogue can be accessed here: http://sdi.sagepub.com/site/Virtualspecialissues/GenderStudies.xhtml

(27 March 2014) "Look Who's Talking" as part of a forum on "The Third Debate: 25 Years Later" on the ISQ blog.

(2014) Review of Politics of Exile by Elizabeth Dauphinee in Political Studies Review 12(2): 300-301.

(2014) Review of Gender, Violence and Popular Culture: Telling Stories by Laura Shepherd in International Feminist Journal of Politics 16 (2): 379-381.