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Laura Sjoberg is British Academy Global Professor of Politics and International Relations at Royal Holloway University of London and Professor of Political Science at the University of Florida. Her research addresses issues of gender and security, with foci on politically violent women, feminist war theorizing, sexuality in global politics, and political methodology. She teaches, consults, and lectures on gender in global politics, and on international security. Her work has been published in more than 50 books and journals in political science, law, gender studies, international relations, and geography.

Dr. Sjoberg’s recent books include Women as Wartime Rapists (New York University Press, 2016), (with J. Samuel Barkin) Interpretive Quantification (University of Michigan Press, 2017), (with Caron E. Gentry and Laura J. Shepherd) Routledge Handbook of Gender and Security (2018), (with J. Samuel Barkin) International Relations’ Last Synthesis? (Oxford, 2019), and (with Jessica Peet) Gender and Civilian Victimization. Her recent articles have explored failure in critical security studiescharacterizations of women in and around the Islamic Statewhat counts as feminist work in Security Studiessexuality in US-Cuba rapprochementgendered insecurity, and everyday counterterrorism. Dr. Sjoberg has recently taught in the areas of international law, gender and armed conflict, international relations theorizing, and international security.

 

Areas of Research, Teaching, Speaking, and Media Consulting

Feminist International Relations: gender and international security, gender and political leadership, women's violence in global politics, gender and terrorism, gender and war ethics, queer global politics

International Security: just war theorizing, war ethics, civilian victimization, terrorism studies

Law: race, gender, and intersectionality; international law

 

 

Education/Academic qualification

Law, Juris Doctorate

1 Sept 200413 May 2007

Award Date: 13 May 2007

International Relations, Ph.D., Gendering Just War, University of Southern California

1 Sept 200112 Dec 2004

Award Date: 12 Dec 2004

Gender Studies, Graduate Certificate, Gendering Just War, University of Southern California

1 Sept 200112 Dec 2004

Award Date: 12 Dec 2004

Political Science, BA, University of Chicago

30 Sept 199710 Jun 2001

Award Date: 10 Jun 2001

History, BA, University of Chicago

30 Sept 199710 Jun 2001

Award Date: 10 Jun 2001

Bridging the Gap Policy Relevance Training, American University

2017

Basin Harbor Workshop on Teaching Security Studies, Johns Hopkins University

2009

Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research, University of Michigan

2008

Journeys in World Politics, University of Iowa

2007

Executive Education: From Harvard Square to the Oval Office: Women in Politics, Harvard University

1 Sept 200510 May 2006

Institute on Qualitative Research Methods (IQRM), Arizona State University

2003

Women in International Security Summer Symposium, Georgetown University

2002

External positions

Professor of Political Science, University of Florida

1 Sept 20191 Jan 2022

Colonel Allen R. and Margaret G. Crow Term Professor of Political Science, University of Florida

22 Aug 201620 May 2017

Associate Professor, Political Science, University of Florida

31 Aug 201231 Aug 2019

Assistant Professor, Political Science, University of Florida

31 Aug 200931 Aug 2012

Visiting Scholar, Institute for Research on Women and Gender Studies, University of Michigan

10 May 200810 Aug 2008

Assistant Professor, Political Science, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

31 Aug 200731 Aug 2009

Visiting Assistant Professor, Political Science, Duke University

31 Aug 200631 Aug 2007

Visiting Assistant Professor, Women's Studies, Merrimack College

5 Jan 200610 May 2006

Lecturer, Politics and Women's Studies, Brandeis University

1 Sept 200510 May 2006

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