Belgrade, Serbia & Montenegro

Feminist Peace and Security Studies: The Gendered Continuum of Peace-War

online course
when 21 June 2021 - 26 June 2021
language English
duration 1 week
credits 5 EC
fee EUR 400

This course focuses on the adjacent fields of Feminist Peace Studies and Feminist Security Studies, which explore issues of peace/ war/ conflict/ security from a variety of feminist perspectives. Scholars working in these overlapping, as well as complementary, fields ask questions about the gendered nature of (conceptions of) peace and war, both in terms of how gender norms shape peace and war as well as how these, in turn, reshape gender norms. The feminist scholars also consider gender relations as causal in militarization and war, making connections across the continuum of violence that spans peace-wartime.

To introduce student to insights from this feminist literature, the course focuses on four main areas: How have feminists challenged the meanings of key concepts such as peace and security? What happens when we study conflict while also paying attention to femininities and masculinities? What can we find out when we ask feminist questions about soldiers and militaries? How has feminist activism, exemplified in the adoption of the so-called women, peace & security agenda at the United Nations, affected global security environments? The course illustrates the theoretical discussion through practical examples taken from feminist research on violent conflicts, as well as their aftermaths, around the world (from Afghanistan to Liberia, from Guatemala to Israel, from Rwanda to India). In this course, students will also learn the tools to carry out their own analyses of peace and war from a feminist perspective.

Course leader

Dr. Annick T.R. Wibben (Swedish Defense University, Sweden)

Credits info

5 EC
Students who complete the course requirements may transfer the course credit to their home institution (5 ECTS).*

*Please note, it is the student's responsibility to verify with your home institution that you are allowed to transfer ECTS credits.

Fee info

EUR 400: Full Tuition: 400 EUR (worldwide)

*Early Bird Special Tuition Discount for applications that arrive by February 7, 2021!
**Former CFCCS Summer School participants qualify for the special tuition discount.

For more information and to apply, please visit our website.
EUR 200: Reduced Tuition: 200 EUR

To qualify for Reduced Tuition, Summer School applicant needs to be a citizens of and to currently reside in one of the following countries: Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Croatia, Greece, Hungary, Macedonia, Montenegro, Israel, Kosovo, Palestine, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Turkey.

*Early Bird Special Tuition Discount for applications that arrive by February 7, 2021!
**Former CFCCS Summer School participants qualify for the special tuition discount.

For more information and to apply, please visit our website.