Universität Wien FIND

240056 SE VM1 / VM7 - Gender, Conflict, Security - Feminist contributions to Peace and Conflict Studies (2021W)

Continuous assessment of course work


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).


max. 25 participants
Language: English


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Thursday 07.10. 09:15 - 10:45 Digital
Thursday 14.10. 09:15 - 10:45 Digital
Thursday 21.10. 09:15 - 10:45 Digital
Thursday 28.10. 09:15 - 10:45 Digital
Thursday 04.11. 09:15 - 10:45 Digital
Thursday 11.11. 09:15 - 10:45 Digital
Thursday 18.11. 09:15 - 10:45 Digital
Thursday 25.11. 09:15 - 10:45 Digital
Thursday 02.12. 09:15 - 10:45 Digital
Thursday 09.12. 09:15 - 10:45 Digital
Thursday 16.12. 09:15 - 10:45 Digital
Thursday 13.01. 09:15 - 10:45 Digital
Thursday 20.01. 09:15 - 10:45 Digital
Thursday 27.01. 09:15 - 10:45 Digital


Aims, contents and method of the course

This course will explore core questions in Feminist Peace and Conflict Studies. We will make feminist sense of conflict theory and learn that looking at conflict theory from a feminist perspective leads us to reconsider our ontological and epistemological assumptions. We will discuss important contributions that feminist scholars have made to Peace and Conflict Studies. This includes analyzing the concepts of security, violence and peace, women`s participation in armed conflict, the gendered effects of peace accords, transitional justice as well as the implementation of United Nations S/RES/1325 (2000) and its consecutive resolutions dealing with Women, Peace, and Security. Illustrative case studies help us examine the gendered nature of conflict and peacebuilding. Conflict analysis allows us to better understand causes, actors and dynamics of the conflicts. We explore current issues in contemporary World Politics and ask if the structural changes within the global order bring about the end of peacekeeping as we knew it?

The course will be offered online.
With regard to learning outcomes the suitable format in this case is purely digital. We will use Moodle and the video conferencing and collaboration tools available which offer the possibility of continuous interaction among all participants (among teachers and students as well as among students).

Assessment and permitted materials


In order to pass the course and receive grading all of the following requirements have to be fulfilled.

3 assignments related to reading material: 20%

presentation: 10 %

Research Proposal: 10 % The research proposal is due January 5th, 2022 and will be presented and discussed at the end of the course.

Final paper: 60%
The final paper is due March 30th, 2022. The research papers should have a minimum length of 20 pages (6500 words).

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Examination topics

Reading list

Association in the course directory

VM1 / VM7

Last modified: Tu 01.03.2022 10:49