Research focus: International Theory, Peace and Security & Feminist approaches to International Relations.
J. Ann Tickner was a past Director of USC’s Center for International Studies. In 2016, USC granted her a Faculty Lifetime Achievement Award. She holds a PhD..from Brandeis University, an MA from Yale University and a BA from the University of London. She also holds an Honorary Ph.D from the University of Uppsala, Sweden. She has been a visiting scholar at Brown University, The Australian National University, the London School of Economics, the University of Wales Aberystwyth, Uppsala University and Harvard University. In July 2010 she was Visiting Distinguished Professor at the University of Auckland. She has also been an Adjunct Professor at Monash University’s Centre for Gender, Peace and Security in Melbourne, Australia. Her publications include, Self-Reliance Versus Power Politics: American and Indian Experiences in Building Nation-States (1987): Gender in International Relations: Feminist Perspectives on Achieving International Security (1992): Gendering World Politics: Issues and Approaches in the Post-Cold War World (2001), and A Feminist Voyage Through International Relations (2014). She served as President of the International Studies Association (ISA) from 2006-2007. In 1997 she received the Eminent Scholar Award from the Feminist Theory and Gender Studies Section of the ISA and in 2011, the ISA established the Tickner Prize in her honor. In a 2007 survey she was ranked #21 of scholars having the greatest impact on the International Relations discipline over the past 20 years. She was named as one of fifty key thinkers in Martin Griffiths, Fifty Key Thinkers in International Relations.