My areas of research and teaching expertise include theories of International Relations, particularly feminist and other critical approaches; peace and post conflict studies; conflict resolution and peacebuilding in ethnicized conflicts like Northern Ireland, Israel/Palestine and Afghanistan; the international gender, peace and security agenda; local and transnational feminist anti-war activism; and other research topics that relate to themes of gender, militarization and security.
Graduate student supervision:
Sammons, Elise. Lessons from the Past: A comparative analysis of Canadian & American commemorations of the MS St. Louis. University of Alberta, PhD student: 2017-present.
Auer, Meagan (co-supervision). Intersectional Media Analysis (IMA): A Framework for Terrorism Studies. University of Alberta, PhD student: 2017-present.
Spanner, Leigh. Gendering the Soldier: Representations of Soldiers in Canada’s Print Media Post 9/11. University of Alberta, PhD candidate: 2012-present.
Keskin, Emrah. Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Programs and Reconciliation After Civil War: A Case Study in Bosnia and Herzegovina. University of Alberta, PhD candidate: 2015-present.
Graff-McRae, Dr. Rebecca. "Research Title: 'Neither Prison nor Museum': The Politics of Conflict Memory in Northern Ireland." University of Alberta, SSHRC Postdoctoral fellowship, 2012-14.
Harder, Ardythe. The Role of Narrative in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict. University of Alberta, MA (thesis): 2016.
Imasuen, Emmanuelar. An Assessment on the Localization of UNSCR 1325 in Advancing Women, Peace, and Security: A Comparative Analysis of Northern Ireland and Liberia's NAPs. University of Alberta, MA (course-based): 2017.
Gerrits, Bailey. "Political Battlefield: Aggressive Metaphors, Gender and Power in News Coverage of Conservative Party of Canada Leadership Contests." MA, 2013.
Undergraduate student supervision and mentorship:
Bangash, Shireen. Female Perpetrators of Violence: the Case of Iraq. University of Alberta, BA Honors: 2017.
Carbonaro, Elisa. Hashtags in Conflict: The Discourse of Feminist Social Media Activism and #BringBackOurGirls. University of Alberta, BA Honors: 2016.
Theberge, Renee. Banksy’s Dismaland: Art as a Medium to Document and Provoke in Politics. University of Alberta, BA Honors: 2016.
Kent, Emma. "Project: Mass Organizations and Women's Participation in Development: A Cuban Case Study." University of Alberta. Special undergraduate field research project in Cuba; funded through the University of Alberta Undergraduate Research Initiative, 2013.
Gerrits, Bailey. "Project: Lazy Activism, ‘Corrective’ Rape and the Law: An Analysis of the 2010 Change.Org Petition and Its Impact on Mobilization in South Africa." University of Alberta, BA Honours, 2012.
Wilson, Jeannine. "Project: Haiti from the Ground Up: Ethics of Care and Education Development Goals in Post-Crisis Haiti." University of Alberta, BA Honours, 2011.