JOURNAL ARTICLES

 Book review: "Feminism is Queer: The Intimate Connection Between Queer and Feminist Theory," International Journal of Feminist Politics (Forthcoming Fall 2017)

"Queering women, peace and security in Colombia," Critical Studies on Security 5.1 (2017): 125-129.

"Queering women, peace and security," International Affairs 92.2 (2016): 313-332.

The aim of the eight Women, Peace and Security (WPS) United Nations Security Council resolutions, beginning with UNSCR 1325 in 2000, is to involve women in peacebuilding, reconstruction and gender mainstreaming efforts for gendered equality in international peace and security work. However, the resolutions make no mention of masculinity, femininity or the LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer) population. Throughout the WPS architecture the terms ‘gender’ and ‘women’ are often used interchangeably. As a result, sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) tracking and monitoring fail to account for individuals who fall outside a heteronormative construction of who qualifies as ‘women’. Those vulnerable to insecurity and violence because of their sexual orientation or gender identity remain largely neglected by the international peace and security community. Feminist security studies and emerging queer theory in international relations provide a framework to incorporate a gender perspective in WPS work that moves beyond a narrow, binary understanding of gender to begin to capture violence targeted at the LGBTQ population, particularly in efforts to address SGBV in conflict-related environments. The article also explores the ways in which a queer security analysis reveals the part heteronormativity and cisprivilege play in sustaining the current gap in analysis of gendered violence.

 

 BOOK CHAPTERS

 

"Feminism, Security, and Militarism," in Research Handbook on Gender, Sexuality and Law (Forthcoming 2018)


 "The Revolutionary Possibilities of Online Trans and Queer Communities," in Gender, Sex and Politics: In the Streets and Between the Sheets (Routledge, 2015)

This book chapter reviews ways that online queer and trans communities provide a space to connect in new and exciting ways not previously available to most. The chapter highlights the lesbian, feminist website Autostraddle as well as queer sex and fashion blogs such as DapperQ, The Handsome Butch Tumblr and The Testshot Tumblr.

 

WEB BASED PUBLICATIONS

"Why Most of Us Won't Get Tenure," Inside Higher Ed, December 9th, 2016. (Republished on McCormack Speaks blog at University of Massachusetts Boston.)

"Did sexual orientation and gender identity play a role in the rejection of the Colombian peace deal?" (LSE WPS blog, (December, 2016)