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  Sandra Whitworth:  Graduate Supervisions - Completed and In Progress
 

Completed Ph.D Supervisions:

Ph.D Dissertation, Political Science, Rachel O’Donnell, “Plant-Based Contraceptives and Bioprospecting in the Americas: A Genealogy of Petiveria Alliacea,” October 25, 2016.

Ph.D Dissertation, Political Science, Maya Eichler, "Militarized Masculinity in Post-Soviet Russia: Towards a Feminist Analysis of the Russian-Chechen Wars," August 31, 2009.

Ph.D Dissertation, Political Science, Cristina Masters, "Body Counts: Reading Moments of U.S. Militarism from the Margins of International Politics," September 11, 2008.

Ph.D Dissertation, Political Science, Colleen Bell, "Liberating Security: Governing Canada in ‘The Age of Terror'," November 28, 2007 (Winner of the Graduate Program in Political Science Yumiko Iida Memorial Award for Best Dissertation, 2007).

Ph.D Dissertation, Political Science, Frederick Guillame Dufour, "The Modern Era and the Tranformation of Anti-Judaism," May 18, 2005.

Ph.D Dissertation, Political Science, Krista Hunt, "Getting Connected: Examining the Complexities of the Internet for Feminism," March 11, 2003.

Ph.D Dissertation, Political Science, Stacey Mayhall, "Riding the Bull, Wrestling the Bear: Sex and Identity in the Discourses of Global Finance," December 6, 2002.

Ph.D Dissertation, Political Science, Peter Nyers, "Body Politics in Motion: Refugees and States Of/In Emergency,"
April 8, 2002.

Ph.D Dissertation, Political Science, Marshall Beier, "Securing Against the Hoop:Postcoloniality, Cosmology, and the Study of Security," January 22, 2002.

Ph.D Dissertation, Political Science, Leslie Jeffrey, "Sex and Borders: Gender, National Identity and Prostitution Policy in Thailand," May 26, 1999.

Ph.D Dissertation, Political Science, Yumiko Iida, "Sources of Japanese Identity: Modernity, Nationalism and World Hegemony," April 30, 1999. Winner of the 1999 University-Wide Dissertation Prize and the York University Nomination for the Canadian Association of Graduate Studies Dissertation Prize.

Ph.D Dissertation, Political Science, Elizabeth Philipose, "Prosecuting Violence, Performing Sovereignty: International Relations and Laws of War," March 5, 1999.

In Progress:

Ph.D Dissertation, Political Science, Kyle Catto, “The Warriors' Masquerade: Military Nonfiction, Gender & the Popular Facade of the Elite Soldier.”

Completed Ph.Ds, Committee Member:

Ph.D Dissertation, Political Science, Christopher Hendershot, “Corpses, Guns, Penises and Private Military and Security Corporations,” May 5, 2015.

Ph.D Dissertation, Political Science, Pamela McKane,  “No Idle Sightseers”: The Ulster Woman’s Unionist Council and Ulster Unionism (1911 -1920s) ,” January 13, 2015.

Ph.D Dissertation, Political Science, Melanie Richter-Montpetit, “Beyond biopolitics? Empire, Embodiment, and the Everyday in an 'Age of Security'” September 17, 2014.

Ph.D Dissertation, Political Science, Julie Dowsett, “Feminism for Sale: Commodity Feminism, Femininity, and Subjectivity,” May 7, 2014.

Ph.D Dissertation, Political Science, Mary Mei-Ju Young, "The Political Economy of Agro-Food Restructuring in Indonesia in the 1990s," September 23, 2009.

Ph.D Dissertation, Political Science, Ryerson Christie, "Peacebuilding and Cambodian State-Civil Society Interaction: An Immanent Critique of the Promotion of NGOs as a Means of Resolving Conflict," September 22, 2009.

Ph.D Dissertation, Political Science, Tina Managhan, "Disturbing the Peace: (M)others, Biopolitics and the Question of Resistance in International Relations," November 11, 2008.

Ph.D Dissertation, Political Science, Allison Howell, "Madness in International Relations: Therapeutic Interventions and the Global Governance of Disorder(s)," June 18, 2008.

Ph. D Dissertation, Political Science, Kim Rygiel, "Globalizing Inequality: The Politics of Citizenship as Government in an Age of Security,” September 11, 2006 (Winner of the Graduate Program in Political Science Yumiko Iida Memorial Award for Best Dissertation, 2006).

Ph.D Dissertation, Political Science Rosalind Warner,"Discourses of Global Environmental Governance: From Colonialism to the 21st Century," September 7, 2005.

Ph.D Dissertation, Political Science, Elizabeth Dauphinee, ""Finding the Other in Time: On Ethics, Responsibility, and Representation," February 23, 2005.

Ph.D Dissertation, Political Science, Marie-Josée Massicotte, "Mexican Sociopolitical Movements and Transnational Networking in the Context of Economic Integration in the Americas," December 6, 2004.

Ph.D Dissertation, Political Science, Leah Simmons, "The Israeli Women's Movement and the Critical Juncture of
Statehood," November 14, 2002.

Ph.D Dissertation, Political Science, Denise Roman, "Alterity and Identity: Nation, Gender and Popular Culture in Post-Communist Romania," December 7, 2001.

Ph.D Dissertation, Political Science, Barbara Pirsch-Steigerwald, "The Rise of Neo-Liberal Discourse in Canada, 1984-1996: or How NAC Became a ‘Special Interest' Group," December 5, 2001.

Ph.D Dissertation, Political Science, Yasmine Shamsie, "The Politics of Democracy Promotion: Efforts by the Organization of American States to Promote Democracy in Haiti (1990-1998)," September 17, 2001.

Ph.D Dissertation, Political Science, Jacqueline True, "Engendering Transformation: Constructing States and Markets in Post-Communist Europe," November 15, 2000.

Ph.D Dissertation, Political Science, Tami Amanda Jacoby, "Women's Protest in Zones of Conflict: A Case Study of Two Israeli Women's Protest Movements," November 13, 2000.

Ph.D Dissertation, Political Science, Carolyn Bassett, "Negotiating South Africa's Future: COSATU and Strategic Unionism," June 20, 2000.

In Progress:

Ph.D Dissertation, Political Science, Lori Crowe, "Pop Culture, Security and IR: the Militarized Superhero."

PhD Dissertation, Political Science, Sarah Naumes, “International Relations, International Bodies: The Politics of Militarized Performances of Pain.”


Completed M.A. and B.A. Supervisions:

M.A. Research Paper, Political Science, Ellen Parsons, “The Western Development Sector:  Proposal-Writing and the Local Woman,” November 2016.

M.A. Research Paper, Gender, Feminism and Women’s Studies , Iris Alibali, “No One Hears What Everyone Knows: The Journalistic Feminism of Ulrike Meinhoff, (1960-1970),” April 2014.

M.A. Research Paper, Political Science, Katie Hope, “Private Military Security Companies, Gender and Marginalized Labour,” August 2012.

M.A. Research Paper, Political Science, Ellie Hashemi, “A Gendered Tale of In/Security: Executive Outcomes Meets Sierra Leone,” August 2012.

M.A. Research Paper, Political Science, Leila Beheshti, " Politics, Power And Perversion: the Discursive Construction of HIV/AIDS," August 2008.

M.A. Research Paper, Women's Studies, Leanne Townsend, "A Politics of Silence in Japan-South Korean Relations: The 1990-2006 Movement for Redress for the 1930-1945 Imperial Japanese Military's 'Comfort Women' Prostitution System," February 2007.

M.A. Research Paper, Political Science, Donna Seto, "Contesting the Limitations Surrounding the Comfort Women Redress Movement: Towards Understanding the Multiple Subjectivities of Survivors" January 2007.

M.A. Research Paper, Political Science, Katsurari Tsuchiya, "Sexing the Subjects: Japanese Modernization and Secual Violence During the Fifteen-Year China War, 1937-1945," November 2006.

M.A. Research Paper, Women's Studies, Emily Rosser, "Speaking Bodies Firmly in Place: Sexual Violence, Women and Gender in the 1999 Guatemalan CEH Report," November 2006.

M.A. Research Paper, Political Science, Mark Busser, "Beyond Intervention: Exploring the Ethical Bases of the Responsibility to Protect," September 2006.

M.A. Research Paper, Political Science, Kirsten Ryan, "Strengthening Social Movements through a Consideration of Social Location: An exploration of the Perspectives of First Nations Women," September 2005.

M.A. Research Paper, Women's Studies, Naoko Ikeda, "Militarizing Femininities: Current Media Discourses of ‘New Women' in the Japan Self Defense Forces," June 2005

M.A. Research Paper, Political Science, Sarah Newman, "Practical Foundations: Theorizing Gender and Development," September 2004.

M.A. Research Paper, Political Science, Nelson Lai, "Woman on the Verge of an Environmental Breakdown: Ecofeminism and the Politics of Sustainable Development," January 2002.

M.A. Research Paper, Political Science, Farnaz Ghotb, "‘Warriors' ‘Ladies', ‘Whores' and ‘Dykes': Gender Roles and the United States Military," October 2001.

M.A. Research Paper, Political Science, Cristina Bagaco-Masters, "Cyborg Soldiers and Militarized Masculinities,"
October 2000, Winner of the Douglas Verney Prize for Best Master's Research Paper in Political Science, 2000.

M.A. Research Paper, Political Science, Maya Eichler, "The Gendered Politics of Environmental Destruction and Protection: A Green-Feminist Analysis of the Rio Earth Summit," October 2000.

M.A. Research Paper, Political Science, Meagen Bovell, "Gender Exploitation And Women's Resistance: A Feminist Analysis Of Women Working In Mexico's Maquiladoras," September 2000.

MA. Research Paper, Political Science, Marie-Eve Desrosiers, "Essentialized Pacifism: A Statistical Reappraisal of the Gender Gap," September 2000.

M.A. Research Paper, Political Science, Deepika Grover, "‘Damn the Torpedoes, Full Speed Ahead': Hollywood (Re)Presents World War II," 1998.

M.A. Research Paper, Political Science, Krista Hunt, "Reconstructing the Child Sex Tourist: Gender, Culture and Identities of Travel," 1997.

M.A. Research Paper, Political Science, Chantale Walker, "Discourses of Local and Global with Development and IPE Discourse," 1997.

M.A. Research Paper, Political Science, Klaudia Dmitrienko, "The Synthesis of Sexism, Militarism, History and Nationalism: Understanding the Construction of the Rape Culture of War," 1997.

M.A. Research Paper, Political Science, Veronika Seethaler, "Austrians are ‘In', Refugees are ‘Out': The ‘Violent' Workings of Day-to-Day Print Media, Politics and their Subtexts," 1997.

M.A. Research Paper, Political Science, Sabina Eleonori, "‘Beauty and the Beast': The Dialectic of Humanitarianism and Politics," 1997.

MA Research Paper, The Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University (co-supervised with David Long), Franca Gucciardi, "The Infectious Dichotomy of Women/Human Rights: A Study of Prostitution in Southeast Asia," 1996.

MA Research Paper, Political Science, Lori Galway, "The State, Export-Oriented Industrialization and Forced Migration," 1996.

M.A. Research Paper, Political Science, Andy Quan, "The International Lesbian and Gay Movement: ILGA, NAMBLA and the Imagined Future," 1994.

M.A. Research Paper, Political Science, Jordan Berger, "Redefining Liberation? Class, Gender and Islam in Modern Algeria," 1994.

B.A. Honours Thesis, Women's Studies/Political Science, Jacqueline Portuguese, "Palestinian Women's Activism," 1992.

M.A. Second Reader/Committee Member:

M.A. Research Paper, Political Science, Hannah Biesterfeld, “The Devil in the Details: The Promise and the Problems R2P Presents for the UN,” August 2015.

M.A. Research Paper, Political Science, Suvaka Priyatharsan, “The United States of America’s Use of the Rhetoric Language of Humanitarian Intervention in Iraq and Afghanistan: An Examination of the Right to Protect Doctrine,” August 2015.

M.A. Research Paper, Political Science, Akaysha Humniski, “Gender (In)Equality and (In)Visibility in European Neighbourhood Policy,” August 2015.

M.A. Thesis, Graduate Program in Development Studies, Michelle Bobala, “Empowering Women and Improving Gender Equality? The Relevance of MDG3 in the Context of Georgetown, Guyana,” August 2013.

M.A. Research Paper, Political Science, Christina Grontis, "Voluntary-Altruism:" Masking the Liberal-democratic Persuasion in the Canadian Organ Donation and Transplant System, September 2012.

M.A. Research Paper, Political Science, Casey Babb, “Rebranding the Canadian Forces: Consequences to Canadian Identity,” August 2012.

M.A. Research Paper, Political Science, Erin Knight, “Surveillance after September 11: The Making of a New Political Order,” January 2012.

M.A. Research Paper, Department of Humanities, Hannah Biesterfeld, “Negotiating with God: The Vatican at the United Nations,” September 2010.

M.A. Thesis, Communication and Culture, Lesley Williams, "Manoeuvering the Peacekeeping Myth: Canadian New Media Reports on the Canadian Forces in Afghanistan," June 2009.

M.A. Research Paper, Women's Studies, Alexandra Marie Baril, "The (un)Productive Work of Resistance: Algerian Women's Social Reproduction During the Algerian War of Independence," January 2008.

M.A. Research Paper, Political Science, Sonia Vassileva, "The Global Mass Media System and US Dominance," September 2006.

M.A. Research Paper, Political Science, Lauren Turner, "Militarized Lives: Women, Militarism and Gender Equality in the Palestinian Occupied Territories," June 2006.

M.A. Research Paper, Political Science, Lily Tekle, "Crimes of Sexual Violence in Armed Conflict," December 2005.

M.A. Thesis, Anthropology, Sheri Gibbings, "Governing Women, Governing Security: Governmentality, Gender Mainstreaming and Women's Activism at the UN," September 2004.

M.A. Research Paper, Political Science, Abhinav Kumar, "America's Army Game and the (Re)Production of War," September 2004.

M.A. Research Paper, Political Science, Melanie Richter-Monpetit, "Dynamics and Prospects of Contemporary ‘Traditional' Peacebuilding: A Comparative Analysis of the Gendered Political Economy of Armed Conflict in Somaliland and South Somalia," 2003.

M.A. Research Paper, Political Science, Todd Alway, "A Generalized Account of a Generalized Other: Constructing the ‘Constructivist' State," 1999.

M.A. Research Paper, Political Science, Andrea Harrington, "Peace, Freedom, Miller: Russian Transformation in Global Perspective," 1999.

M.A. Research Paper, Political Science, Clare Rodger, "International Migration: A Challenge for Post-Cold War Security," 1998.

M.A. Research Paper, Political Science, Natasha Pace, "Reconceptualising Security: A Look at Population Movement," 1997.

M.A. Research Paper, Political Science, Kirsten Ruecker, "Restructuring as a Gendered and Sexed Process: East German Women and Re/Production," 1997.

M.A. Research Paper, Political Science, Brian J. Bow, "Changing the Subject: Rethinking the Specification and Nature of Subjects/Objects in Security Studies," 1996.

M.A. Research Paper, Political Science, Velta Elaine Brown, "The Politics of Law and its Role in the Perpetuation of Patriarchal Hegemony," 1996.


External Examiner/Outside Member:

Ph.D Dissertation, York University Graduate Program in History (inside external), Diana Cucuz, “Winning Women’s Hearts and Minds: U.S. Cultural Diplomacy and Consumerism in the Soviet Union, 1953-1959,” September 27, 2016.

Ph.D Dissertation, Queen's University Graduate Program in Political Studies, Aaron Ettinger, "American Military Contractors and the Neoliberal Way of War," September 27, 2013.

Ph.D Dissertation, York University Graduate Program in History (inside external), Colin McCullough, “’We are the Blue Berets:’ Problematizing Peacekeeping in Postwar Canada,” May 10, 2013.

Ph.D Dissertation, York University Graduate Program in Political Science (outside member), reese simpkins,
 “making trans multiple: movement, materiality, becoming,” December 3, 2012.

Ph.D Dissertation, York University Graduate Program in History (inside external), Tarah Brookfield, "‘Our Deepest Concern Is for the Safety of our Children and Their Children’: Canadian Women Respond to Cold War Fears at Home and Abroad, 1950-1980," September 16, 2008.

M.A. Thesis, York University Graduate Programme in Sociology, (inside external), Karine Côté Boucher, "Governing through Borders: Mobilizing Risk, Anxiety and Biopower in the Canada-United States Smart Border Declaration," September 13, 2005.

Ph.D Dissertation, Queen's University Department of Political Studies, Theresa O'Keefe, "The Mini-Skirt Brigade: Feminist Identity Construction in the Irish Republican Movement," August 14, 2003.

Ph.D Dissertation, Queen's University Department of Political Studies, Wayne Cox, "A Crisis ‘In' Conflict for International Relations: The Case of the Turkish/Kurdish War Through Neogramscian Lenses," May 17, 2000.

Ph.D Dissertation, York University Graduate Programme in Sociology, (inside external), Maja Korac, "The Power of Gender in the Transition from State Socialism to Ethnic Nationalism, Militarization and War: The Case of Post-Yugoslav States," September 22, 1998.

M.A. Thesis, The Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University, Tobi Davidge, "Citizens of Europe: Democracy, Gender and the European Union," December, 5, 1995.

Dean's Representative:

Ph.D Dissertation, York University Graduate Programme in Political Science, Shireen Hassim, "Identities, Interests and Constituencies: The Politics of the Women's Movement in South Africa, 1980-1999," June 12, 2002.

Ph.D Dissertation, York University Graduate Programme in Philosophy, Sharon M. Murphy, "Knowing Persons," September 10, 1999.



   

 

Last updated: March 20, 2017