Brief Bio

Sandra Whitworth is Professor Emeritus and Senior Scholar, Department of Politics and is also appointed to the graduate program in Gender, Feminist and Women's Studies at York University in Toronto, Canada.

Sandra did her Ph.D at Carleton University in Political Science (1991), and her first book, Feminism and International Relations (Palgrave Macmillan) was published in 1994. That book was translated into Japanese and was published by Fujiwara Shoten Press in 2000. In 2004 she published  Men, Militarism and UN Peacekeeping: A Gendered Analysis (Lynne Rienner), released in 2008 in paperback. She has also adapted Joshua Goldstein and Jon Pevehouse's textbook International Relations in three separate editions for use in Canadian university and college classrooms. She has written various articles and book chapters on issues such as gender in Canadian foreign policy and human rights and was invited (with co-author Dyan Mazurana) to produce the 2002 United Nations Secretary-General Study Women, Peace and Security. That study won one of the American Library Association's 'Notable Government Documents Awards' for 2002.

Sandra recently completed a three year term serving as Associate Dean Graduate Studies and Research in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies at York. She has previously served as the home base editor for International Feminist Journal of Politics and was named the 'Eminent Feminist Scholar' for 2012 by the Feminist Theory and Gender Studies Section of the International Studies Association and received the 'Distinguished Scholar' award in 2016 by ISA-Canada.