• Biographical Description

  • Mandi Donahoe is a PhD graduate (2013) of the Josef Korbel School of International Studies (JKSIS) at the University of Denver. She specializes in International Relations, Comparative Politics, Conflict Resolution and Peace Studies, and Gender. Mandi is a Lecturer in Peace and Justice Studies at Tufts Univeristy, Medford, MA. She is also an online Instructor for the BA in International Studies program at the University of Denver.

    MA International Peace and Conflict Resolution, School of International Service, American University 2004
    BA Political Science, Utah State University 2000

    Mandi lives in Somerville, MA. She is married to Derek Donahoe and has twin eight-year-olds, Nichole and Connor. She enjoys movies and reading but more than anything else, she enjoys exploring the world, meeting its peoples and enjoying their food!

  • Curriculum Vitae

  • Contact Information

  • Mandi Donahoe, PhD

    Peace and Justice Studies Program
    Tufts University
    109 Eaton Hall
    Medford, MA 02155




  • Presentations

  • “Is Now the Time for Women? Gender and Nationalism in Post-Conflict Settings.” Conference paper presented at the International Studies Conference, Baltimore, Maryland, February, 2017.


    “No Shared Future but Maybe a United Community? Northern Ireland and the Politics of Memory.” Conference paper presented at the International Studies Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, March, 2016.


    “Genocide at Home: The Sand Creek Massacre.” Talk delivered to Tufts Against Genocide Lunch and Learn Series. November 2, 2016.


    “Feminist Intersections: Exploring the links and divergences between Human Security and Peace Studies.” Conference paper presented at the International Studies Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, March, 2016.


    “Women as Stakeholders: The Value of Participation.” National Defense University panel on Women in the Military, Washington, D.C., February 2016. https://www.c-span.org/person/?mandidonahoe


    “Benign Apartheid: The Failure of Bridge Building and Community Relations in Post-Conflict Transformation Practices.” Conference paper presented at the International Studies Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, February 2015.


    ““Wee Women’s Work?” Gender, Community Development, and Peacebuilding in Northern Ireland.” Conference paper presented at the International Studies Conference, Toronto, Canada, March 2014


    “Religion, Conflict and Gender: Reconsidering the Triangle (A Case Study of Kashmir).” Conference paper presented at the International Conference on Women and Politics in South Asia, Colombo, Sri Lanka, November 2004.

  • Book

  • Peacebuilding through Women's Community Development: Wee Women's Work in Northern Ireland

    This book explores the gendered history of the Troubles, the rise of the Northern Ireland Women’s Coalition, and the role of community development as a new field in Northern Ireland. Nearly twenty years after the Belfast or Good Friday Agreement that ended the Troubles in Northern Ireland, tensions persist and society is still deeply divided. The book addresses the ways in which women navigate these tensions and contribute to peacebuilding through community development, described dismissively by many in Northern Ireland as the work of “wee women.” Women navigate this gendered space to build peace strategically through “Wee Women’s Work.” The author focuses in particular on the Women’s Sector and draws on feminist theory to examine the distinction between formal and informal politics.

    Forthcoming 2017. New York: Palgrave


  • Research Interests

  • Fields:

    International Relations

    Comparative Politics


    Conflict Resolution/Peace Studies

    Identity Politics


    Postconflict Transition

    Human Rights


    Regional Interest:

    Northern Ireland

    South Asia

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