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Dr. Nicole Detraz

Assistant Professor of Political Science

Phone:  901-678-2395
Fax:     901-678-2983
Office:  403 Clement Hall
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Professor Nicole Detraz specializes in international relations, and environmental politics. Her research centers on the intersections of security, the environment, and gender.  This work investigates how these important topics have been linked by scholars, policymakers, and the media, as well as the implications of treating them as intertwined issues. Her latest book examines the role of gender in discourses that combine security and the environment both in theory, through a review of scholarly literature, and in practice, through three case studies. The project employs a variety of qualitative research methods, including discourse analysis, gender analysis, and case studies to examine the role of gender in recent debates about the connections between security and the environment.

Dr. Detraz has also conducted research on climate change as a security issue, exploring the implications of linking a wide-ranging environmental issue to security debates. Her work has recently appeared in various edited volumes in addition to Global Environmental Politics, Security Studies, and International Studies Perspectives, and International Feminist Journal of Politics.  Also, her book International Security and Gender was recently published by Polity Press. She is currently working on multiple projects which examine the connections between gender and global environmental politics.

Professor Detraz was awarded the Alumni Association Distinguished Teaching Award in the Spring of 2014. She teaches courses on scope and methods of Political Science, theories of international relations, international conflict and security, and global environmental politics. She joined the Department of Political Science in the fall of 2009.




Detraz, Nicole (2014) Environmental Security and Gender. Routledge.

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