Associate Professor of Political Science
Office: ACE 225B
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 in 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, where she also taught in the Honors and Women's Studies departments. She was also 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. Currently, 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 collected during field research In Northern Ireland over the last 14 years. Her first publication from this data, Loyalist Women Paramilitaries in Northern Ireland: Beginning a Feminist Conversation About Conflict Resolution appeared in Gender and International Security: Feminist Perspectives Gender. London; New York: Routledge, 2010.
She is active in several professional associations, including the International Studies Association, where she is Chair of the Women's Caucus and founding Chair of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Allies Caucus.