The University of Massachusetts Amherst
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Catie Fowler

Professional Title: 

Graduate Student


Thompson 512;


Office Hours: 

Tuesdays 12-2; By appointment


Catie Fowler is a doctoral student in International Relations, specializing in critical gender and critical race approaches to the Women, Peace and Security agenda, specifically policy initiatives intended to increase the number of women in armed conflict. Her current research focuses on women extremists, women’s contributions to violence during armed conflict, and war law compliance, as well as understanding US narratives of gender equality and women's rights as justification for warfare. As a feminist scholar, Catie maintains a deep commitment to the activist and policy implications of her work, as well as to structural changes within the university.

Prior to coming to UMass, Catie received her B.A. in Anthropology from the University of Colorado and an M.A. in International Studies from the Josef Korbel School at the University of Denver. She has worked in Women, Peace and Security policy and as a volunteer for the US Peace Corps in Rwanda.



  • Political Science