Gender and Security in the 21st Century (SCT2130.01)

Kate Paarlberg-Kvam

This course is designed to critically examine twenty-first century security discourse and the ways it interacts with the gendered constructions of people’s lives. Combining the interdisciplinary approaches of feminist studies, cultural political economy, and critical security studies, we will examine the meanings of “security,” its manifestations around the world, and the ways in which gender scripts are constitutive of the global discourse of security. Subtopics covered by the course include case studies of gender in conflict situations in the United States, Europe, Africa, Latin America, and East Asia; gender and the global war on terror; masculinities and global security; security and neoliberal reforms; visions of alternative security frameworks; and proposed normative changes.

Prerequisites: None.
Credits: 4
M/Th 10:00-11:50
Maximum Enrollment: 20
Course Frequency:
This course is categorized as All courses, Updates, SCT.