Lorraine Bayard de Volo


Mother's of Heros and Martyrs (Book Title)


“‘I Wish All the Ladies Were Holes in the Road’: The U.S. Air Force Academy and the Gendered Continuum of Violence,” (co-authored with Lynn Hall) Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society 40:4 (Summer), 865-890. (2015).

“Revolution in the Binary?: Gender and the Oxymoron of Revolutionary War in Nicaragua and Cuba,” Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society 37:2 (Winter), 413-39.(2012)

“Heroines with Friends in High Places: Cuba’s Damas de Blanco,” NACLA Report on the Americas 44:5, (September-October).(2011)

“Women and War in Latin America, 1950-2000,” History Compass (2009).

“Participant-observation, Politics, and Power Relations: Nicaraguan Mothers and U.S. Casino Waitresses” in Political Ethnography, edited by Ed Schatz, University of Chicago Press (2009).

“The Dynamics of Emotion and Activism: Grief, Gender, and Collective Identity in Revolutionary Nicaragua,” Mobilization 11:3 (2006).

“The Nonmaterial Long-Term Benefits of Collective Action: Empowerment and Social Capital in a Nicaraguan Women’s Organization,” Comparative Politics 38:2 (2006), 149-167.

“Mobilizing Mothers for War: Cross-National Framing Strategies in Nicaragua’s Contra War,” Gender & Society 18:6 (2004), 715-734.

“From the Inside Out: Ethnographic Methods in Political Research” (co-authored with Edward Schatz), PS: Political Science and Politics (April 2004), 267-271.

Lorraine Bayard De Volo

Lorraine Bayard de Volo, Associate Professor
Chair, Department of Women and Gender Studies

Office: Hazel Gates Woodruff Cottage 102
Telephone: 303-492-3206
E-mail: LBDV@colorado.edu

Curriculum Vitae
Lorraine Bayard de Volo (PhD in political science, Graduate Certificate in women’s studies, University of Michigan, 1996) joined the faculty at CU Boulder in 2006. She was also on the faculty in women’s studies and political science at the University of Kansas 1998-2006.

Dr. Bayard de Volo’s areas of interest include gender as it interacts with and informs war, revolution, political violence, and social movements. Her regional area of specialization is Latin America, and she has done fieldwork in Cuba, Colombia, Mexico (Chiapas), and most particularly Nicaragua.

She is the author of Mothers of Heroes and Martyrs: Gender Identity Politics in Nicaragua, 1979-1999 (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press) as well as articles in journals including Comparative Politics, Gender & Society, Social Politics, International Feminist Journal of Politics, Mobilizations, and PS: Political Science and Politics.

Her current research is based upon grants she received from the National Science Foundation and the United States Institute of Peace, she is currently working on a comparative research project on women, war, and peace processes in Colombia, Cuba, Mexico, and Nicaragua. Her first planned major publication out of this research will be a book on gender and the Cuban revolution.

For more information, see Professor Bayard de Volo’s CV.