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Francine D’Amico

Associate Professor, International Relations


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225 Eggers Hall
(315) 443-2306


Ph.D., Cornell University, 1989


International law and organizations, global governance, Latin America and Caribbean


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 Organziations
PSC 358 Inter-American Relations
IRP 400 “War & Peace in the Nuclear Age”
PSC/IRP 412 Global Governance: The United Nations System
PSC 700 Critical International Relations Theory
PSC 780 Latin American International Relations


“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.

Research Grants and Awards

Honors and Awards

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 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 2013, Spring 2011; Washington, DC: 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.

Selected Professional Activities

Director of Undergraduate Studies in International Relations, Syracuse University, 2004-current;
Co-Chair, Chancellor’s Work Group on Diversity & Inclusion, 2015-2016;
Chair, LGBT Concerns Committee, Syracuse University Senate, 2014-current;
Member, Standards Committee, College of Arts & Sciences, 2013-current;
Member, Academic Committee, College of Arts & Sciences, 2011-current;
Faculty Advisor, Model United Nations Club and Team, 2004-current;
Faculty Advisor, Sigma Iota Rho National Honor Society for International Studies, Alpha Chi Chapter, 2004-current
President, Northeast Political Sciences Association (NPSA), 2008-2009; 
Chair, NPSA Women's Caucus, 2003-2004; 
President, International Studies Association (ISA)-Northeast Region, 2000-2001; 
Chair, ISA Feminist Theory & Gender Studies Section, 1995-1996.

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