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Laura Sjoberg is a feminist scholar of international relations and international security. Her work specializes in gendered interpretations of just war theory, Feminist Security Studies, and women's violence in global politics. She is author (with Caron Gentry) of Mothers, Monsters, Whores: Women's Violence in Global Politics (Zed Books 2007) and "Gender, Justice, and the Wars in Iraq," (Lexington Books 2006). She is editor of "Gender and International Security: Feminist Perspectives" (Routledge 2010) and "Rethinking the 21st Century: New Problems, Old Solutions" (Zed Books 2009, with Amy Eckert).

Dr. Sjoberg is Assistant Professor of Political Science and affiliate faculty in Women's Studies at the University of Florida. She holds a research fellowship with the Women and Public Policy Program at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. She has previously taught and researched at Duke University, Boston College, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Brandeis University, and Merrimack College. She holds a Ph.D. in International Relations and Gender Studies from the University of Southern California, and a law degree from Boston College.

Dr. Sjoberg is the Chair of the Feminist Theory and Gender Studies Section of the International Studies Association and the President of the International Studies Association-West. She has given invited presentations at the University of Florida Law School, Harvard University, Lancaster University, Virginia State University, the University of Virginia, Hollins University, the University of Pennsylvania, Tufts University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of Michigan, and Duke University, as well as at meetings of the International Studies Association, the American Political Science Association, and the National Women's Studies Association.

Her work has been published in International Studies Quarterly, the International Feminist Journal of Politics, Security Studies, International Studies Perspectives, International Relations, Politics and Gender, International Studies Review, Feminist Review, International Politics, and other academic journals and edited volumes. She is editor of a book series at New York University Press on "Gender and Political Violence," and a member of the editorial board of "Foreign Policy Analysis."

See also


  • Sjoberg, Laura. 2006. Gender, Justice, and the Wars in Iraq. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.
  • Sjoberg, Laura. 2006. The Gendered Realities of the Immunity Principle: Why Gender Analysis Needs Feminism. International Studies Quarterly 50(4):889-910.
  • Sjoberg, Laura. 2007. Agency, Militarized Femininity, and Enemy Others. International Feminist Journal of Politics 9(1):82-101.
  • Sjoberg, Laura. 2007. Gender and Personal Pedagogy. International Studies Perspectives 8(3):336-339.
  • Sjoberg, Laura and Caron Gentry. 2007. Mothers, Monsters, Whores: Women's Violence in Global Politics. London: Zed Books.
  • Sjoberg, Laura. 2008. Why Just War Needs Feminism Now More Than Ever. International Politics 45(1): 1-18.
  • Sjoberg, Laura and Caron Gentry. 2008. Reduced to Bad Sex: Narratives of Violent Women from the Bible to the War on Terror. International Relations 22(1): 5-23.
  • Sjoberg, Laura. 2008. Scaling IR Theory: Geography's Contribution to Where IR Takes Place. International Studies Review 10(3): 471-499.
  • Sjoberg, Laura. 2009. Feminist Interrogations of Terrorism/Terrorism Studies. International Relations 23(1).
  • Sjoberg, Laura. 2009. Introduction to Security Studies: Feminist Contributions. Security Studies 18(2): 183-213.
  • Sjoberg, Laura and Amy Eckert, eds. 2009. Rethinking the 21st Century: New Problems, Old Solutions. London: Zed Books.
  • Sjoberg, Laura, ed. 2010. Gender and International Security: Feminist Perspectives. New York: Routledge.
  • Sjoberg, Laura and Sandra Via, eds. 2010. Gender, War, and Militarism: Feminist Perspectives. New York: Praeger Security International.

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