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Bayard de Volo, Lorraine M. Associate Professor

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  • Lorraine Bayard de Volo's research focuses upon gender and violence. In addition to sexual harassment and assault, she examines militarization, political violence, and war and how these are gendered. She is interested in how states and nonstate militaries (such as guerrillas and paramilitaries) appeal to women and men for support and mobilize them as citizens and combatants. Based upon grants she received from the National Science Foundation and the United States Institute of Peace, she is working on a comparative research project on women, war, and peace processes in Colombia, Cuba, Mexico, and Nicaragua. Her first major publication out of this research is her book Women and the Cuban Insurrection: How Gender Shaped Castro's Victory. She also conducts gender analyses of the U.S. military and security policy, including sexual harassment and assault in the military and militarized drone technology.

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  • Gender and war, gender and militarization, military drones, Cuba, Nicaragua, Colombia, social movements, guerrilla warfare

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Teaching

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  • PSCI 3052 - Gender and Politics in Latin America
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019
    Examines Latin American politics with particular focus on women's participation in social movements, war, revolution, and elections. Compares women's and men's politics and activism and examines changing gender and sexuality policies, gender relations, and the differential impact of political, economic, and social changes on men and women. Recommended prerequisite: WGST 2600 or PSCI 3032. Same as WGST 3650.
  • PSCI 8902 - Graduate Research Topic
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Summer 2018 / Spring 2019 / Summer 2019
    Provides an opportunity for independent research in a topic of special interest. Arrangements are made to suit the needs of each particular student. Not a free option; must be approved by student's advisor and department chair. Does not count as a seminar. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours.
  • WGST 2600 - Gender, Race, and Class in a Global Context
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2018 / Fall 2018 / Summer 2019
    Examines the positionality of women in terms of gender, race, ethnicity, class and power relations in a global context.
  • WGST 3650 - Gender and Politics in Latin America
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019
    Examines Latin American politics with particular focus on women's participation in social movements, war, revolution and elections. Compares women's and men's politics and activism and examines changing gender and sexuality policies, gender relations and the differential impact of political, economic, and social changes on men and women. Recommended prerequisite: WGST 2600 or PSCI 2012 or PSCI 3032. Same as PSCI 3052.

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