Francine D’Amico

Teaching Professor, International Relations

Francine D'Amico

Contact Information

225 Eggers Hall
(315) 443-2306

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


“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

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.

Selected Professional Activities

Member, Council on Diversity and Inclusion, Syracuse University, 2016-current

Faculty Representative, Syracuse University Senate, Fall 2011-Spring 2013, Fall 2014-Spring 2016, Fall-2016-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

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.