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  Sandra Whitworth:  Brief Bio

Sandra Whitworth is Professor of Political Science and is also appointed to the graduate program in Gender, Feminism and Women's Studies at York University in Toronto, Canada.

Sandra did her Ph.D at Carleton University in Political Science (1991), and her first book, Feminism and International Relations (Palgrave Macmillan) was published in 1994. That book was translated into Japanese and was published by Fujiwara Shoten Press in 2000. Her most recent book was published in 2004 (Lynne Rienner) and is entitled Men, Militarism and UN Peacekeeping: A Gendered Analysis. She also adapted Joshua Goldstein's textbook International Relations for use in Canadian university and college classrooms. She has written various articles and book chapters on issues such as gender in Canadian foreign policy and human rights and was invited (with co-author Dyan Mazurana) to produce the 2002 United Nations Secretary-General Study Women, Peace and Security. That study won one of the American Library Association's 'Notable Government Documents Awards' for 2002.

Sandra recently completed a six year term serving as the home base editor for International Feminist Journal of Politics. She was named the 'Eminent Feminist Scholar' for 2012 by the Feminist Theory and Gender Studies Section of the International Studies Association and visited Memorial University in the Fall of 2012 as the Henrietta Harvey Distinguished Lecturer. She has also been named the ISA-Canada 2016 Distinguished Scholar, with a panel dedicated to reviewing her work planned for the International Studies Association Annual Meetings, Atlanta, GA, in March 2016.

Sandra teaches courses at York in International Politics, Gender and International Relations, and graduate courses in International Relations Theory.

Sandra thinks the world could be a better place if everybody played the guitar, read David Mitchell's Cloud Atlas and listened to live music whenever they have a chance.




Last updated: October 25, 2015