Title of thesis
Women ex-combatants and post-conflict insecurity: Examining the paradox between empowerment in conflict and post war (re-)marginalization in Sierra Leone and Liberia.
The focus of my PhD is to examine outcomes produced by post-conflict practices that are aimed at providing security for female ex-combatants. To achieve this, this research employs the case study of female ex-combatants in Nepal and Liberia. Furthermore, this research examines the concepts of empowerment and marginalization used in the context of post-conflict security practices. The research will include approximately 4 months of fieldwork in Nepal and Liberia to conduct interviews with female ex-combatants and DDR officials.
Planned submission date
- Post-conflict reconstruction
- Disarmament Demobilization and Reintegration
- United Nations
I completed my undergraduate education with a BA (Hons) in American Studies from Swansea University before going on to complete my MA in International Security and Development. I have gained further experience working for a civil aviation company and a mental health NGO.
- University of Manchester School of Social Sciences PhD Studentship
- Swansea University Alumni Bursary