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Dr. Maya Eichler

Maya Eichler
PhD (Political Science), York University
MA (Political Science), York University
Magistra (Political Science/Russian Language), University of Vienna

Maya Eichler is Canada Research Chair in Social Innovation and Community Engagement, and Assistant Professor in Political Studies and Women’s Studies at MSVU. She grew up in Vienna (Austria) and came to Canada to pursue graduate studies. She completed her Ph.D. at York University and held post-doctoral fellowships at the University of Southern California, the Harvard Kennedy School, and the University of Toronto. She was a 2013-2014 Lillian Robinson Scholar at the Simone de Beauvoir Institute at Concordia University.

Professor Eichler is interested in social change and citizen engagement in the military and security sphere, with a particular emphasis on the role of gender. Her research focuses on feminist international relations theory, gender and the armed forces, the privatization of military security, and veterans and military families. She has published the book Militarizing Men: Gender, Conscription, and War in Post-Soviet Russia with Stanford University Press (2012) and recent articles in Critical Security Studies, Citizenship Studies, Brown Journal of World Affairs, and the International Journal. She is the editor of Gender and Private Security in Global Politics, published by Oxford University Press in 2015. She serves as an Associate Editor of the International Feminist Journal of Politics.

Dr. Eichler teaches courses in the areas of International Relations and Gender Studies, such as Women, War, and Peace, Gender and International Relations, Canadian Foreign Policy, and a special topics course on Critical Military and Veterans Studies. 

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