Author profile: Laura Sjoberg

Laura Sjoberg is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Florida. She is author of Gender, Justice, and the Wars in Iraq (2006); Mothers, Monsters, Whores: Women’s Violence in Global Politics (with Caron Gentry, 2007); Gendering Global Conflict: Towards a Feminist Theory of War (2013), and Gender, War, and Conflict (2014). She is currently editor of the International Feminist Journal of Politics and International Studies Review, and has edited several books and special issues, including, most recently, Queer International Relations (a forum in International Studies Review with Cynthia Weber). Her work has been published in more than two dozen political science and International Relations journals, and she currently serves as the Vice President of the International Studies Association.

The Women of Daesh: Thinking about a Decade of Research on Women, Gender, and Terrorism

Laura Sjoberg • Dec 6 2015 • Articles
So long as gender stereotypes rule our understandings of women’s participation in terrorism, those understandings will necessarily be partial.

Review – Intelligent Compassion

Laura Sjoberg • Jul 21 2014 • Features
Confortini's analysis of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom benefits feminist IR theory by making it more accessible and clearly applicable.

Seeing Gender in International Security

Laura Sjoberg • Jun 5 2012 • Articles
Gender is not the only lens, idea, concept, or ‘variable’ that one needs to explain security. But, security cannot be fully defined, understood, or obtained without the aid of feminist theorizing.

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