Laura Sjoberg

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Consortium Fellow, 2005–2006
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Laura Sjoberg received her Ph.D. in International Relations and Gender Studies from the University of Southern California in 2004. Her dissertation theorized ‘just war’ through feminist lenses and applied that theorizing to the wars in Iraq since the end of the Cold War. Her dissertation was later published as Gender, Justice, and the Wars in Iraq (Lexington, 2006). Dr. Sjoberg’s work can be found in a number of journals in International Relations, including International Studies Quarterly, International Relations, and the International Feminist Journal of Politics. While a fellow with the Consortium, her work was supported by the Women and Public Policy Program and the International Security Program at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. Dr. Sjoberg was also a juris doctorate candidate at the Boston College Law School during her time as a fellow. Dr. Sjoberg's work at the Consortium focused on feminism and political science; she co-authored a project (with Caron Gentry) on the meanings and consequences of women's violence in global politics. She also authored the Consortium Working Paper, "The Paradox of Double Effect: How Feminism Can Save the Immunity Principle." Dr. Sjoberg's website can be found at:

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