Monday, January 12, 2015

UWISC Talk: Meredith Loken; 16 Jan 12-1:20pm

Please mark your calendars!

The University of Washington International Security Colloquium (UWISC) welcomes Meredith Loken, PhD student in Political Science at the University of Washington. Meredith will present a talk titled "The Impact of Female Combatancy on Conflict-Related Rape." The talk will be held on Friday, 16 Jan. from 12-1:20pm in the Olson Room (Gowen 1a). UW Political Science PhD student Paige Sechrest will act as discussant. Her paper is attached.

Meredith is a third-year Ph.D student and a UWISC fellow. She recently worked as a research consultant for the UC Berkeley School of Law’s Human Rights Center on a report on sexual violence accountability in conflict areas and published a piece titled “#BringBackOurGirls and the Invisibility of Imperialism” inFeminist Media Studies. She is an affiliated researcher with the Young Scholars Network on Sexual Violence. Her research interests include large-scale political violence, conflict-related sexual violence, feminist theory, and internal conflict.

UWISC is sponsored by the Severeyns-Ravenholt Endowment, the Richard B. Wesley Graduate Student Fund for International Relations, the Center for Global Studies at the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, and the Department of Political Science.