Assistant Professor, Political Science
Office: 403 Clement Hall
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About Nicole Detraz
Dr. Detraz joined the Political Science department in 2009. She specializes in international
relations, and environmental politics. Her research centers on the intersections of
security, the environment, and gender. She was awarded the Alumni Association Distinguished
Teaching Award in 2014, and the College of Arts and Sciences Early Career Research
Award in 2013. She teaches courses on scope and methods of Political Science, theories
of international relations, international conflict and security, and global environmental
Global Environmental Politics; Gender and International Relations; Security Studies
International Relations; Environmental Politics
Ph.D., Colorado State University, 2009; MA, Colorado State University, 2005; BA, Louisiana
State University, 2002.
Environmental Security and Gender. (2014) Routledge Research in Environmental Security series. New York: Routledge.
International Security and Gender. (2012) Malden, MA: Polity Press. ISBN: 9780745651163. (Named to Choice's 2014 list of Outstanding Academic Titles.)
Articles and Book chapters
Detraz, Nicole. (2014) “Gender and International Environmental Politics.” In Palgrave’s Advances in International Environmental Politics. Second edition. Michele Betsill, Kathryn Hochstetler, and Dimitris Stevis, eds.
Boulder: Palgrave Macmillan. 137-160.
Detraz, Nicole and Leah Windsor. (2014) “Evaluating Climate Migration: Population
Movement, Insecurity and Gender.” International Feminist Journal of Politics. 16(1): 127-146.
Detraz, Nicole. (2013) “Gender and Environmental Security.” In Environmental Security: Approaches and Issues. Rita Floyd and Richard A. Matthew, eds. New York: Routledge. 154-168.
Detraz, Nicole. (2011) “Threats or Vulnerabilities? Assessing the Link Between Climate
Change and Security.” Global Environmental Politics. 11(3): 104-120.
Detraz, Nicole. (2010) “The Genders of Environmental Security.” In Gender and International Security: Feminist Perspectives. Laura Sjoberg, ed. New York: Routledge. 103-125.
Detraz, Nicole. (2009) “Environmental Security and Gender: Necessary Shifts in an
Evolving Debate.” Security Studies. 18(2): 345-369.
Detraz, Nicole and Michele Betsill. (2009) “Climate Change and Environmental Security:
For Whom the Discourse Shifts.” International Studies Perspectives. 10(3): 303-320.
Assistant Professor in Department of Political Science, University of Memphis (Fall
2009 to present); Interim Director of the International Studies Program, University
of Memphis (Fall 2014 to Summer 2015); Academic Coordinator for the Governor's School
for International Studies, University of Memphis (Fall 2014 to Spring 2015); Graduate
Coordinator for Department of Political Science, University of Memphis (Summer 2013
to Summer 2014).