Honors Senior Lecturer
Nicole Gerring earned a Master of Arts and a Ph.D. in Political Science from Wayne State University. She has research expertise in feminist international relations, women’s political empowerment, and sexual and gender-based violence. In her dissertation, Dr. Gerring used large-n statistical methods to examine the relationship between women’s political and civic participation and interstate conflict. She found that when women are able to join and form civil society organizations, work as journalists, and discuss politics, there is less use of force and war. Her research has been published by the U.S. Agency for International Development, the U.S. Institute of Peace, and in Electoral Studies. In a forthcoming book chapter (Routledge, 2019), she examines the relationship between gender-based violence and global insecurity. She has taught courses in world politics, statistics, American government, and Michigan politics, and was an instructor at Wayne State University and Oakland University.