Sandra McEvoy

Clinical Associate Professor of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies and Political Science

Professor McEvoy is Clinical Associate Professor of Political Science & Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Boston University. Her research focuses on gender and conflict, particularly related to how war creates vulnerabilities and opportunities that are both gendered and sexed. Her research draws on fieldwork in post-conflict Northern Ireland, where she has worked for many years with women members of protestant aligned Loyalist paramilitary organizations.  Her work has been published in edited collections, handbooks, and journals. She co-edited (with Michael Bosia and Momin Rahman) The Oxford Handbook on Global LGBT and Sexual Diversity Politics (2020) which examines the historical emergence of LGBT politics and the social significance of sexualities as a gateway to political demands.  More recently, her work has focused on the gendered experiences of queer forced migrants.

Previously, McEvoy served as Associate Director of the Consortium on Gender, Security, and Human Rights; Director of Political Science and Global Studies at Wheelock College; fellow at the Mount Holyoke Women’s Studies Research Center; Chair of the Women’s Caucus of the International Studies Association (ISA), and founding chair of the ISA LGBTQA Caucus.