Associate Professor of Political Science
Office: ACE 223B
B.A. Philosophy, University of San Diego, San Diego, CA
B.A. English, University of San Diego, San Diego, CA
Ph.D. Women's and Gender Studies, Clark University, Worcester, MA
Sandra M. McEvoy is an Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of the Political Science and Global Studies program. Before coming to Wheelock, she served as Associate Director of the Consortium on Gender, Security and Human Rights at the University of Massachusetts-Boston and was a Research Fellow at the Five Colleges Women's Studies Research Center in South Hadley, MA.
Her research focuses on women's participation in political violence and gender-focused strategies that incorporate perpetrators of political violence into long-term conflict resolution strategies. She is preparing a book manuscript that documents Loyalist women's participation in paramilitary organizations in Northern Ireland during the 30-year conflict in the country. The manuscript draws on empirical data she has collected during field research in Northern Ireland over the last 14 years. At Wheelock, Sandra teaches courses on global social movements; gender and political violence; gender and politics, and LGBT politics in film.
Sandra is active in several professional associations, including the International Studies Association, where she is former Chair of the Women's Caucus and founding Chair of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Allies Caucus.