Examine the gendering of both the practices/events studies as international politics and the discipline/study of international relations. The course is grounded in feminist theory, and provides students with an introduction to feminist epistemologies and methods. Students will discover how 'gender matters' to the study and conduct of international politics through an examination of several substantive areas of international politics, including security, development, NGOs and transnational social movements, and international law/organisations.  These overarching topics are balanced with issue-specific case studies (eg sexual/sexualised violence in conflict; gendering of informal economy) to be discussed in class.  Particular thematic attention will be paid to the on-going construction of global/transnational hierarchies that are gendered and gendering.