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Francine D’Amico

Francine D’Amico

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100 Eggers Hall

Francine D’Amico

Non-Tenure Track Faculty Member, Political Science Department

Affiliated Faculty Member, Women’s and Gender Studies


PSC 124: International Relations

PSC 139: International Relations (Honors)

PSC 300: North American Relations: Canada, the United States, & Mexico

PSC 300: Race & Gender in World Politics

PSC 300: War & Peace in a Nuclear Age

PSC 352: International Law

PSC 353: International Organizations

PSC 358: Inter-American Relations

IRP 400: War & Peace in the Nuclear Age

IRP/PSC 412: Global Governance Seminar: The United Nations System 

IRP 413: Global Governance Practicum: Model United Nations

PSC 700: Critical International Relations Theory

PSC 780: Latin American International Relations

Highest degree earned

Ph.D., Cornell University, 1989

Areas of Expertise

International law and organizations, global governance, United Nations, human rights/LGBTIQ global issues, international security and diplomacy, race/gender/sexual identity and the U.S. military, Latin America and the Caribbean

Research Grant Awards and Projects

Honors and Awards

Meredith Teaching Recognition Award for Excellence in Teaching, Syracuse University, 2017-2018

James K. Duah-Agyeman Award for Outstanding Faculty by the Center for Academic Achievement and Student Development, for support of students in the McNair Scholars Program, 2017-2018

Outstanding Faculty Advisor of the Year 2011-2012, Sigma Iota Rho National Honor Society for International Studies, presented by ΣIP National President Frank Plantan, 9 August 2012.  

Outstanding Faculty Advisor of the Year 2010-2011, Syracuse University, College of Arts & Sciences, presented by Dean George Langford and Associate Dean Kandice Salomone, Convocation Ceremony, 15 May 2011.

Maxwell-MUN Team named “Outstanding Delegation,” National Model United Nations Conference, New York: Spring 2019, Spring 2016, Spring 2015, Spring 2014, Spring 2012; Washington, DC: Fall 2014.

Maxwell-MUN Team named “Distinguished Delegation,” National Model United Nations Conference, New York: Spring 2018, Spring 2017, Spring 2013, Spring 2011; Washington, DC: Fall 2018, Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015.

Maxwell-MUN Team received “Honorable Mention,” National Model United Nations Conference, New York: Spring 2010, Spring 2009.

International Relations Learning Community named “Outstanding Learning Community of the Year” by the Office of Residence Life, Division of Student Affairs, Syracuse University, 2007.


“LGBTQ and (Dis)United Nations: Sexual and Gender Minorities, International Law, and UN Politics,” in Sexualities in World Politics: How LGBTQ Claims Shape International Relations, eds. Manuela Lavinas Picq and Markus Thiel.  New York: Routledge, 2015: Chapter 3: 54-74.

“International Women’s Day” and “Universal Human Rights” in The Encyclopedia of Gender & Sexuality Studies, ed. J. Michael Ryan.  Oxford, England: Wiley-Blackwell, 2014.

“Critical Feminism: Gender-at-Work in Waging War,” in Making Sense of International Relations Theory 2E (Iraq), ed. Jennifer Sterling-Folker.  Boulder, Colorado: Rienner, 2013: 283-299.

“Women National Leaders,” International Studies Encyclopedia, ed. Robert A. Denemark.  New York: Wiley/Blackwell Publishing, April 2010. Also available on-line to ISA members as International Studies Compendium.

“The Women of Abu Ghraib,” in “One of the Guys”: Women as Aggressors and Torturers, ed. Tara McKelvey.  Emeryville, CA: Avalon Publishing, 2007: 45-50.

“Critical Feminism: Deconstructing Gender, Nationalism, & War," in Making Sense of International Relations/IR Theory (Kosovo), ed. Jennifer Sterling-Folker.  Boulder, CO: Rienner, 2006: 268-281.

“Staatsbügerstatus und Militär in den USA: Die Bedutung von Klasse, Rasse, Gender und Sexualität für den staatsbürgerlichen Status,” Gender und Militär: Internationale Erfahrungen mit Frauen und Männern in Streitkräften, eds. Ruth Seifert und Christine Eifler.  Deutschland: Ulrike Helmer Verlag und Heinrich Böll Stiftung, 2003: 279-308.

Francine D'Amico and Laurie Weinstein, eds. Gender Camouflage: Women and the U.S. Military. New York: New York University Press, 1999.

"Sex/uality and Military Service," in The Politics of Gay Rights, eds. Craig Rimmerman, Clyde Wilcox, and Ken Wald. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 1999: 249-65.

"Citizen-Soldier?  Class, Race, Gender, Sexuality, and the U.S. Military," in States of Conflict: International Perspectives on Gender, Violence, & Resistance, eds. Susan Jacobs, Ruth Jacobsen, & Jen Marchbank. London: Zed Press, 1999: 105-22.

"Women Workers at the United Nations: From Margin to Mainstream?" in Gender Politics in Global Governance, eds. M. Meyer and E. Prügl. Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield, 1999: 19-40.

"Policing the Military's Race and Gender Lines," in Wives and Warriors: Women and the Military in the United States and Canada, eds. Laurie Weinstein and Christie White.  Westport, CT: Greenwood, 1997: 199-234.

"Tailhook: Deinstitutionalizing the Military's 'Woman Problem,'" in Wives and Warriors, eds. Laurie Weinstein and Christie White.  Westport, CT: Greenwood, 1997: 235-243.

"Race-ing and Gendering the Military Closet," in Gay Rights, Military Wrongs: Political Perspectives on Gays and Lesbians in the Military, ed. Craig Rimmerman.  New York: Garland, 1996: 3-46.

"Feminist Perspectives on Women Warriors." Peace Review 8:3 (1996): 379-384. Reprinted in The Women & War Reader, eds. Lois Ann Lorentzen and Jennifer Turpin.  New York: New York University Press, 1998: 119-25.

Francine D'Amico and Peter R. Beckman, eds. Women in World Politics: An Introduction.  Westport, CT: Bergin & Garvey/ Greenwood, 1995.

"Women National Leaders," in Women in World Politics: An Introduction, eds. D'Amico and Beckman.  Westport, CT: Bergin & Garvey/Greenwood, 1995: 15-30.

Peter R. Beckman and Francine D'Amico, eds. Women, Gender, and World Politics: Perspectives, Policies, and Prospects.  Westport, CT: Bergin & Garvey/Greenwood 1994.

"Pluralist and Critical IR Perspectives," in Women, Gender, and World Politics: Perspectives, Policies, and Prospects, eds. Beckman and D'Amico.  Westport, CT: Bergin & Garvey/Greenwood, 1994: 55-73.

"Women at Arms: The Combat Controversy." Minerva: Quarterly Report on Women and the Military VIII:2 (Spring 1990): 1-21. Reprinted in America's Defense, ed. Carol Wekesser. San Diego, CA: Greenhaven Press, 1991: 67-74.

Presentations and Events

Presented research on "women's representation in the UN System" at the Gender and Diplomacy Workshop held June 26-28, 2019, at Gothenburg University, Sweden.