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2017

Senior Honors Theses

Foreign Policy

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Why Women? Gender Mainstreaming In Undergraduate International Relations Discourse, Tambria Schroeder May 2017

Why Women? Gender Mainstreaming In Undergraduate International Relations Discourse, Tambria Schroeder

Senior Honors Theses

Over the last 30 years, feminist international relations (IR) and gendered approaches to foreign policy and security have been gaining attention in both the academy and in government. However, the systems and institutions that exist in our country are strategically designed to maintain patriarchy and privilege masculinity, so this work isn’t necessarily permeating into what is taught to students in undergraduate classrooms. Using a feminist lens, I analyze if and how women, gender, and feminism are being integrated into undergraduate IR courses at various public higher education institutions upstate New York. I consider the various arguments cited by professors ...