Feminist Foreign Policy with Marissa Conway

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FEMINIST FOREIGN POLICY (FFP) is a collection of critiques, analyses, and imaginings from across the globe which use feminism as a means to interrupt mainstream foreign policy ideas.  Learn more here.



MARISSA CONWAY is originally from Silicon Valley in California, and she moved to London in pursuit of a different kind of perspective on both her identity and the world.  She holds a BA in Political Science and a BA in Music from Chapman University, and an MA in Gender Studies from SOAS, University of London. Her areas of interest and research include: nuclear nonproliferation, US foreign policy, national security, masculinity, and feminist IR theory.

The idea for FFP brewed throughout her year at SOAS, University of London while earning her MA in Gender Studies.  She was eager to engage with feminist analysis to better understand international relations, so she began to seek out a conversation which uses feminism as a theoretical tool to analyze politics and power.  Much of her personal brand of feminism stems directly from the example of Cynthia Enloe‘s encouragement of a feminist curiosity, one which takes women’s lives seriously.

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