Francine D’Amico named teaching professor at the Maxwell School

Francine D'Amico 2017The dean of the Maxwell School has appointed Francine D’Amico to the position of teaching professor in the International Relations Program. The promotion recognizes D’Amico’s accomplishments in teaching, advising, service, and curricular and co-curricular development since joining the Maxwell School in 2000.

In addition to teaching undergraduate courses on international law and organizations, global governance, and Latin America and the Caribbean, D’Amico currently serves as director of undergraduate studies in international relations. She directs academic advising for all undergraduate majors/minors and serves as the faculty advisor for the International Relations Learning Community, the Model United Nations Club and Team, Sigma Iota Rho Honor Society, and the SU-UNICEF and OXFAM@SU student organizations. She serves on the University Senate and the LGBT Committee as well as the Academic Committee and the Standards Committee for the College of Arts and Sciences.  She was co-chair of the Chancellor’s Work Group on Diversity and Inclusion 2015-2016 and is now a member of the University Council on Diversity and Inclusion.

D’Amico was named Faculty Advisor of the Year for 2010-2011 by both Syracuse University’s College of Arts and Sciences and Sigma Iota Rho National Honor Society for International Studies. The Maxwell-MUN Team she advises was named Outstanding Delegation (top honors) at the National Model United Nations Conference in New York: spring 2016, spring 2015, spring 2014, spring 2012; Washington, D.C.: fall 2014.

Carol Faulkner, associate dean for academic affairs, praised Professor D’Amico’s contributions to the student experience in the Maxwell School: “Francine D’Amico communicates her passion for international relations in everything she does. She is an exceptional teacher and mentor to our students.”

D’Amico’s research focuses on issues relating to gender and international relations and the experiences of women in non-gender traditional occupations. Her recent publications include chapters on “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; “Critical Feminism: Gender-at-Work in Waging War,” in Making Sense of International Relations Theory 2E (Iraq); and The Women of Abu Ghraib,” in “One of the Guys”: Women as Aggressors and Torturers.

D’Amico earned a BA from William Smith College and a PhD from Cornell University.