Melissa Brown

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Associate Professor
Social Sciences, Human Services and Criminal Justice


Office: N-669

Office Hours:

Phone: +1 (212) 220-1220


Military Recruiting, International Relations, Gender and the Armed Forces, Feminist Theory


  • Ph.D. Rutgers University,  Political Science,  2007
  • B.A. Amherst College,  Political Science and Women’s and Gender Studies,  1993

Courses Taught

Research and Projects


  • Enlisting Masculinity: the Construction of Gender in US Military Recruiting Advertising during the All-Volunteer Force, Oxford University Press
  • “A Woman in the Army Is Still a Woman”: Representations of Women in US Military Recruiting Advertisements for the All-Volunteer Force, Journal of Women, Politics, & Policy
  • “Transitioning to an All-Volunteer Force” in The Routledge History of Gender, War, and the US Military, edited by Kara Dixon Vuic, Routledge
  • “Gender and State Militaries” in The Routledge Handbook of Gender and Security, edited by Caron E. Gentry, Laura J. Shepherd, Laura Sjoberg, Routledge

Honors, Awards and Affiliations

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