United Kingdom, London

Gender and Conflict

when 22 July 2019 - 9 August 2019
language English
duration 3 weeks
fee GBP 1600

This course offers insight into key issues in the study of gender and conflict, interrogating Security Council resolutions on women, peace and security, including conflict-related sexual violence, while also analysing transnational feminist approaches beyond the resolutions. The course provides a focus for students interested in feminism and masculinity studies, sexuality and gender, alongside the tools to use gender analysis in the study of peacebuilding and peacekeeping, post-conflict initiatives, security and armed conflict.

The module uses interdisciplinary materials and research to examine the various dimensions of gender and conflict, in terms of the experiences of gendered subjects, as well as the legal and political frameworks that operate in conflict settings. Students will develop a nuanced understanding of various approaches to gender and sexuality and apply these to key issues across the spectrum of conflict.

Course leader

Dr. Gina Heathcote

Target group

A university student or a graduate at the time of attending the summer school, and 18+ years of age. Professional experience can be acknowledged as equivalent to a university qualification.

Course aim

On successful completion of the course, a student should be able to demonstrate the ability to:

-Understand and explain the relevance theories on gender and sexuality to the study of conflict and security
-Be able to discuss and analyse the different roles women take up during armed conflicts and how these have different meanings within different cultural contexts
-Be aware of the international legal framework on women, peace and security
-To develop an understanding of feminist theories on peace and war, including contemporary understanding of gender diversity and transgendered subjects, male victims and the need for intersectional approaches to a feminist peace project

Credits info

Students are usually able to obtain credits from their home institution and typically our courses receive 3 credits in the US system and 7.5 ECTS in the European system. If you intend to claim credits from your home institution, please check the requirements with them before you enrol. We will be happy to assist you in any way we can, however please be aware that the decision to award credits rests with your home institution.

Fee info

GBP 1600: There is a 10% earlybird discount for applications received by 31st March 2019

Scholarships

Unfortunately, there are no SOAS scholarships