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Center for the Study of Gender and Conflict supports student research through intensive faculty guidance, as well as direct financial support including scholarships to present original research at conferences and, starting this fall, through dissertation research fellowships.  Center staff undertake consultancies to conduct research on behalf of NGOs and governmental organizations, and conduct independent research projects.  Additionally, CGC serves as an intellectual space for incubating collaborative research projects between alumni, faculty and current students.

Selected CGC staff publications

  • “Gender and Conflict in Mindanao.”  August 2011.  Commissioned by the Asia Foundation. PDF available for download: GenderConflictinMindanao. Leslie Dwyer and Rufa Guiam
  • “The Intamacy of Terror: Gender and Violence in Indonesia.” August 2004. Intersections: Gender, History and Culture in the Asian Context. Vol 1(10).  Leslie Dwyer
  • “Gender, Inequality & the Measurement Trap.” November 2012.  Commissioned by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Post-2015 Global Thematic Consultation on Inequalities.  PDF available for download here.  Leslie Dwyer, Thomas Flores, Sandra Cheldelin and Elizabeth Mount.
  • Women Waging War and Peace: International Perspectives of Women’s roles in Conflict and Post-Conflict Reconstruction. 2011. The Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.  Edited by Sandra I. Cheldelin and Maneshka Eliatamby
  • “Victims of Rape and Gendercide: All Wars.” 2011.  In Women Waging War and Peace: International Perspectives of Women’s roles in Conflict and Post-Conflict Reconstruction. The Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.  Sandra Cheldelin
  • “What Travels: Teaching Gender in Cross-Cultural Negotiation Classrooms.” 2010. In Venturing Beyond the Classroom.  Andrea Kupfer Schneider, Sandra Cheldelin and Deborah Kolb
  • “Negotiating Your Public Identity: Women’s Path to Power.” 2009.  In Rethinking Negotiation Teaching: Innovations for Context and Culture (Vol. 1).  Edited by Christopher Honeyman, James Coben and Giuseppe De Palo.  DRI Press.  Catherine H. Tinsley, Sandra I. Cheldelin, Andrea Kupfer Schneider and Emily T. Amanatullah
  • “The Woman or Man Behind the Member: Gender, Leadership, and Congressional Chiefs of Staff.” 2006.  Women and Political Leadership Monograph: Perspectives from Men and Women in Politics (1):49-60.  Elizabeth Degi (now Elizabeth Mount) and Madeline Gitomer 

Selected School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution dissertations related to gender and conflict

  • The Impact of Gender Mainstreaming on Men: The Case of Liberia, 2012.  Yves-Renee Jennings
  • This work exposes how gender mainstreaming as a tool for achieving gender equality can lead to negative implications. Jennings proposes that in an attempt to stabilize gender relations, the mainstreaming can actually destabilize these relations and initiate a reversal of the attempts. In the literature review of chapter two, Jennings lists the challenges faced in implementing gender mainstreaming as well as why there is a need to incorporate men in gender equality strategies.
  • Filipino Migrant Nurses in the United States: An Analysis of Family Adjustments and Conflict, 2008.  Roberto Siasoco Jose
  • This study reveals international and interpersonal conflicts which affect Filipino Nurse Migrants. Narratives of the migrant nurses are documented to show the diverse challenges faced and the ways the migrants cope with them. This study also exposes numerous human rights abuses due to the privatization of the migration of Filipino workers.
  • Women Building Peace: The Liberian Women’s Peace Movement, 2000.  Erica Sewell
  • This dissertation describes and explores the Liberian women’s peace movement from December 24, 1989 to August 18, 2003. Chapter five describes various assumptions made about women during that time, including the assumption that women played a vital role in the peace movement and that women faced a glass ceiling. This work concludes that woman can and do make the transition from the “victim” paradigm to an active role in peace process roles, including leadership.
  • The Pro-choice/Pro-life Conflict: An Exploratory Study to Understand the Nature of the Conflict and to Develop Constructive Conflict Intervention Designs1999.  Adrienne Kaufmann
  • This dissertation explores the nature and complexities of the pro-choice/pro-life conflict in addition to analyzing which intervention methods can be used to make the conflict less contentious. Kaufmann also examines the stereotypes and mis-perceptions that each side has of the other.
  • Conflicts Over Homosexuality in the United Methodist Church: Testing Theories of Conflict Analysis and Resolution, 1997. John Stevens
  • This dissertation explores the range of social conflicts surrounding sexual orientation. Within chapter two, Stevens applies the Theory on Identity and Ideology in Social Conflict to the gender issues surrounding religious-ideological identities.
  • Conflict Resolution Through Feminist Lenses: Theorizing the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict From the Perspectives of Women Activists in Israel, 1993.  Simona Sharoni
  • This study reveals the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict through the perspectives of women peace activists. In chapter three, Sharoni explores the relationship between feminism and conflict resolution by providing an extension of feminist perspectives pertaining to war and peace. Chapter four provides a historical context of women’s peace activism, and chapter five focuses on the perspectives of women who claim to feminist activists.

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