Participant Info

First Name
Sabrina
Last Name
Karim
Country
USA
University
Cornell University
Keywords
Conflict, Political Violence, Peacekeeping, Security Sector Reform, Gender, Policing, International Security, International Politics, United Nations, African Politics
Availability
Media Contact

Personal Info

About Me

Sabrina Karim (Ph.D. Emory University) is an Assistant Professor in the department of Government. Her research focuses on conflict and peace processes, particularly state building in the aftermath of civil war.  Specifically, she studies international involvement in security assistance to post-conflict states, gender reforms in peacekeeping and domestic security sectors, and the relationship between gender and violence.  Much of her research has been in sub-Saharan Africa, where she has conducted field experiments, lab experiments, and surveys.

She is the co-author of Equal Opportunity Peacekeeping: Women, Peace, and Security in Post-Conflict Countries (Oxford University Press, 2017).  The book was the winner of the Conflict Research Studies Best Book Prize for 2017.  Her work has appeared in International Organization, the British Journal of Political Science, The Journal of Peace Research, International Interactions, World Development, and Conflict Management and Peace Science.  Her research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the Folke Bernadotte Academy, the International Growth Centre, and the British Research Council.  Born and raised in Colorado, Sabrina received her PhD from Emory University in 2016.  Prior to her doctorate degree, she received a Fulbright Fellowship and received her master’s degree as a Clarendon Scholar from Oxford University. She has an undergraduate degree from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service.

Recent Publications

Karim, Sabrina and Kyle Beardsley. 2017 Equal Opportunity Peacekeeping: Women, Peace, and Security in Post-Conflict States. Oxford University Press

Karim, Sabrina. 2017. “Restoring Confidence in Post-Conflict Security Sectors: Survey Evidence from Liberia on Female Ratio Balancing Reforms,” British Journal of Political Science

Beber, Bernd, Michael Gilligan, Jenny Guardado Rodriguez, Sabrina Karim. 2017. “Peacekeeping, International Norms, and Transactional Sex in Monrovia, Liberia,” International Organization, 71(1): 1-30

Karim, Sabrina. 2016. ”Re-Evaluating Peacekeeping Effectiveness: Does Gender Neutrality Inhibit Progress?” International Interactions,

Huber, Laura and Sabrina Karim. 2017. “The Internationalization of Security Sector Gender Reform in Post-Conflict Countries,” Conflict Management and Peace Science

Karim, Sabrina and Kyle Beardsley. 2016. “Explaining Sexual Exploitation and Abuse in Peacekeeping Missions: The Role of Female Peacekeepers and Gender Equality in Contributing Countries,” Journal of Peace Research, Vol. 53(1): 100-115

Karim, Sabrina and Ryan Gorman 2016. “Building a More Competent Security Sector: The Case of the Liberian National Police,” International Peacekeeping Vol. 23(1): 158-191

Karim, Sabrina and Kyle Beardsley. 2013. “Female Peacekeepers and Gender Balancing: Token Gestures or Informed Policymaking?” International Interactions, Volume 39(4): 461-488

Media Coverage

Karim, Sabrina, “Making Peacekeeping more Effective by Removing Barriers to Women’s Participation,” interview with Global Peace Operations Review, April 27, 2017, Link

Karim, Sabrina and Kule Beardsley, “Preventing Peacekeeper Abuse Through Equal Opportunity Peacekeeping,” Council on Foreign Relations, March 16, 2017, Link

Beber, Bernd, Michael Gilligan, Jenny Guardado Rodriguez, Sabrina Karim. 2015. ”U.N. Peacekeeping and Transactional Sex,” Monkey Cage Blog Post, Washington Post, June 15, Link

Karim, Sabrina and Kyle Beardsley. 2016. “Preventing Sexual Exploitation and Abuse in Peacekeeping Missions”, Political Violence at a Glance, January 15, 2016, Link

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Country Focus
Liberia, Peru, Bangladesh

Research Areas

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