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Rutgers University
United States military, women in the military, lifting of the combat ban, sexual assault in the military, PTSD military recruitment, military policies
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Women in the U.S. military, specifically contemporary policy changes that refer to gender or have an impact on a specific gender in the institution: history of the combat ban and its lifting, Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, military sexual assault and legislative attempts to change the manner in which cases of sexual assault are handled in the military. Veteran affairs, including PTSD, and the criminalization of veterans. The use of race and gender in military recruitment campaigns. Gendered analysis of anything having to do with the United States military, and military interventions. The use of military service in political candidates’ campaigns. The utility of qualitative methods for studying militaries.

Recent Publications

Szitanyi, S. (2015). “Semiotic Readings of the USS Midway Museum: Making Women Disappear in the Military,” International Feminist Journal of Politics, Vol. 17 (2): 253-270.

Szitanyi, S. (2013). “Film Review of The Invisible War,” Films for the Feminist Classroom. Vol. 4 (2).

Szitanyi, S. (2012). “Book Review of Aaron Belkin’s Bring Me Men: Military Masculinity and the Benign Façade of American Empire, 1898-2001.” International Feminist Journal of Politics, Vol. 14 (4).

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United States

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