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Laura Sjoberg, Ph.D.

University of Florida

Country: United States (Florida)

About Me:

Laura Sjoberg is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Florida. She holds a BA from the University of Chicago, a JD from Boston College, and PhD in International Relations from the University of Southern California. Dr. Sjoberg’s work has been published in more than three dozen journals in Political Science, Law, International Relations, Gender Studies, and Geography. She is author or editor of ten books, including Gender, War, and Conflict (Polity, 2014) and Beyond Mothers, Monsters, Whores (with Caron Gentry, Zed Books, 2015). Her recent projects include an edited volume on quantitative methods in critical and constructivist IR, Interpretive Quantification (with J. Samuel Barkin, University of Michigan Press, 2017), a book on women’s perpetration of conflict sexual violence, Women as Wartime Rapists (New York University Press, 2016), and a book on the future of IR theory, International Relations' Last Synthesis? (with J. Samuel Barkin, Oxford University Press, 2019). 

Research Interests

Gender and Politics

LGBTQIA Politics

Political Violence

International Law & Organization

Feminist International Relations

Feminist Security Studies

International Security

Gender And Terrorism

International Relations Theory


My Research:

Laura Sjoberg is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Florida. Her research addresses issues of gender and security, with foci on politically violent women, feminist war theorizing, sexuality in global politics, and political methodology. She teaches, consults, and lectures on gender in global politics, and on international security. Her work has been published in more than 50 books and journals in political science, law, gender studies, international relations, and geography.