Posted on Blog on October 01, 2018
When I signed up for “Theories of International Relations” last year, I never expected to learn as much about feminism as I did. And yet, while sitting in my first class, I was introduced to the works of J. Ann Tickner – a feminist IR theorist who argues that omitting women from political theory leads to women being omitted from political practice. Through that class, I learned that there are structural causes for the underrepresentation of women in politics, and that this is evident not only in the makeup of our leaders, but also in how our future leaders are being taught.
Posted on About Us on July 12, 2018
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