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Laura Sjoberg

Professor of Political Science


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Laura Sjoberg (BA, University of Chicago; Ph.D., University of Southern California School of International Relations; J.D. Boston College Law School) is Professor of Political Science. Her research interests are in the area of gender-based and feminist approaches to the study of international relations generally, and international security specifically. Her research has addressed gender and just war theory, women’s violence in global politics, feminist interpretations of the theory and practice of security policy, queer theorizing in global politics, methodology, and the sociology of political science and International Relations.

Dr. Sjoberg is author or editor of more than a dozen books, including, most recently, International Relations’ Last Synthesis? (Oxford University Press, 2019, with J. Samuel Barkin), Gender and Civilian Victimization in War (Routledge, 2019, with Jessica Peet), and the Routledge Handbook on Gender and Security (with Caron E. Gentry and Laura J. Shepherd, Routledge, 2018). Her work has also recently been published in Security Dialogue, Review of International Studies, the Journal of International Political Theory, Conflict Management and Peace Science, and the Journal of Conflict Resolution. She has served as editor of the International Feminist Journal of Politics and International Studies Review, as well as on the council and executive committee of both the International Studies Association and the American Political Science Association. For a full description of her research, teaching, and service work, click the link above to her website.