Mary Meyer McAleese
Professor Meyer-McAleese began her career at Eckerd College in 1989 and teaches courses relating to international relations and women and gender studies, including Women and Politics Worldwide, Theories of War and Peace, and Introduction to Women and Gender Studies. She has a number of publications, including a book she co-edited with Elisabeth Prugl titled, Gender Politics in Global Governance (1999, Roman and Littlefield Publishers), which includes her chapters on women and international peace organizations and the Inter-American Commission on Women. In recent years, she has been focusing her research on women and gender politics in the Northern Ireland peace process, resulting in a number of published chapters and conference papers. She plans to pull this research together in her next book.
She is a founding member (2006) and former chair (1997-2000) of the Women's Caucus for International Studies (WCIS), a section of the International Studies Association (ISA). As Chair of the WCIS, she led the caucus’s efforts to establish childcare provision at ISA conferences as well as a number of other initiatives aimed at improving the status of women in the international studies profession. She has been an active member of the ISA’s governing committees, and has recently been elected Treasurer of the ISA, which is the main professional organization for international relations scholars and practitioners and has over 4,000 members worldwide. Other professional memberships include the American Political Science Association, the American Conference for Irish Studies, the American Association of University Professors, and the Florida Consortium for Women and Gender Studies.