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Bayard de Volo, Lorraine M. 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 currently works on Cuba and the missile crisis (1962). Her past work has examined 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 asylum cases and 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, social movements, guerrilla warfare, nuclear warfare, asylum, human rights abuses

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  • PSCI 3052 - Gender and Politics in Latin America
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2020
    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.
  • WGST 2600 - Gender, Race, and Class in a Global Context
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2018 / Fall 2018 / Summer 2019 / Spring 2020 / Summer 2020 / Spring 2021
    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 / Fall 2020
    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.
  • WGST 4950 - Honors Research
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2020
    For qualified Women and Gender Studies majors working on the research phase of departmental honors. Department enforced prerequisite: overall GPA of 3.3.
  • WGST 6290 - Special Topics in Gender and Sexuality Studies
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2020
    Offers interdisciplinary feminist perspectives on different special topics such as gender and war, gender and globalization, women's social movements, gender and citizenship, gender and collective memory, and cultural representations of gender and sexuality. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Meets the requirements for the WGST certificate.

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