Teaching Professor, International Relations
Director of Undergraduate Studies in International Relations
Affiliated Faculty Member, Department of Political Science, Maxwell School
Affiliated Faculty Member, Department of Women’s & Gender Studies
Ph.D., Cornell University, 1989
International law and organizations, global governance, United Nations, human rights/LGBTIQ global issues, international security and diplomacy, race/gender/sexual identity & the US military, Latin America, and the 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
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
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.
Women’s Day” and “Universal Human Rights” in The Encyclopedia of Gender
& Sexuality Studies, ed. J. Michael Ryan. Oxford, England:
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.
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.
Women of Abu Ghraib,” in “One of the Guys”: Women as Aggressors and
Torturers, ed. Tara McKelvey. Emeryville, CA: Avalon Publishing,
“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.
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.
D'Amico and Laurie Weinstein, eds. Gender Camouflage: Women and the U.S.
Military. New York: New York University Press, 1999.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
D'Amico and Peter R. Beckman, eds. Women in World Politics: An Introduction.
Westport, CT: Bergin & Garvey/ Greenwood, 1995.
National Leaders," in Women in World Politics: An Introduction,
eds. D'Amico and Beckman. Westport, CT: Bergin & Garvey/Greenwood,
R. Beckman and Francine D'Amico, eds. Women, Gender, and World Politics:
Perspectives, Policies, and Prospects. Westport, CT: Bergin &
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.
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
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.
Team named “Outstanding Delegation,” National Model United Nations
York: Spring 2019, Spring 2016, Spring 2015, Spring 2014, Spring 2012; Washington, DC: Fall
Team named “Distinguished Delegation,” National Model United Nations
York: Spring 2018, Spring 2017, Spring 2013, Spring 2011; Washington, DC: Fall 2018, Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015.
Team received “Honorable Mention,” National Model United Nations
York: Spring 2010, Spring 2009.
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
Member, Council on
Diversity and Inclusion, Syracuse University, 2016-current
Representative, Syracuse University Senate, Fall 2011-Spring 2013, Fall
2014-Spring 2016, Fall-2016-current
Chancellor’s Work Group on Diversity & Inclusion, 2015-2016
LGBT Concerns Committee, Syracuse University Senate, 2014-current
Standards Committee, College of Arts & Sciences, 2013-current
Academic Committee, College of Arts & Sciences, 2011-current
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
Recent Invited Lectures
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.