Gender and Political Violence

The Gender and Political Violence series examines the gendered dimensions of political violence in state militaries, revolutionary movements, and terrorist groups. The series is interested in exploring the relationship among women’s and men’s violence, the gendered world that people who commit political violence live in, and the role of gendered accounts of that violence in reproducing gender subordination in the world. The series is broadly concerned with the various ways that gender relations can be read into and through political violence and the ways that those readings can complicate ideas of gender, violence, and politics.

To this end, we welcome submissions from scholars in political science, international studies, gender and sexuality studies, and other interdisciplinary fields in the social sciences. We are particularly interested in books which combine empirical and theoretical work on gender and political violence. We seek authors whose work contributes both to their specific disciplinary debates and to a broader, evolving literature on gender and political violence. The Gender and Political Violence series aims to provoke debate and encourage dialogue on this important, and often controversial, topic.


Laura Sjoberg, University of Florida


V. Spike Peterson, University of Arizona
Carol Cohn, University of Massachusetts, Boston
J. Ann Tickner, University of Southern California
Cynthia Enloe, Clark University
Anne Sisson Runyan, University of Cincinnati
Christine Sylvester, Lancaster University, UK