Rethinking Conflict: Women, Gender, and Sexual Violence in War

Wednesday 29 September 2021

First session of the 2021 Michaelmas Term programme of LSE’s International History Research Seminar (HY509)


Francesca Baldwin (University of Reading) – ‘We will not kneel’: Generational Legacies of Female Conflict Mobilisation in Tigray, Ethiopia

Francesca Baldwin is a doctoral candidate in the Department of History at the University of Reading. Her research aims to historicise civil conflict in Tigray since 1974 through the lens of women’s experiences and memories. She studied for her BA at the University of Bristol before going on to pursue a Master’s in History at the University of Edinburgh.

Ruth Lawlor (University of Cambridge) – Found in Translation: The Legal Logics of U.S. Army Rape Cases in World War II Europe

Ruth Lawlor is a Junior Research Fellow in History at Queens’ College, Cambridge. She is a historian of the United States in the “long twentieth century”, with an interest in gender and sexuality, race, nation, and empire. Her PhD was awarded from Cambridge in 2019 and she has also held positions of Visiting Researcher at Boston University (2017) and Fox International Fellow at Yale (2018-2019).

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