Biography

Jacqui True is Professor of Politics & International Relations and an Australian Research Council Future Fellow at Monash University, Australia. She received her PhD from York University, Toronto, Canada and has held academic positions at Michigan State University, the University of Southern California, and the University of Auckland. She is a specialist in Gender and International Relations. Her articles on gender mainstreaming and global governance and feminist research methodologies rank among the most highly cited in the field.

Her current research is focused on understanding the political economy of post-conflict violence against women and the patterns of systemic sexual and gender-based violence in Asia Pacific conflict-affected countries. Recent publications include Reframing Conflict-Related Sexual Violence in Security Dialogue with Sara E Davies and Scandalous Economics: The Politics of Gender and Financial Crises (New York: Oxford University Press, 2016) edited with Aida Hozić.

She serves on the external advisory board of the Asia Pacific Centre for the Responsibility to Protect and the Oxfam-Monash Partnership Governance Board as well as the editorial boards of the Cambridge University Press International Relations Series, the Rowman & Littlefield International Transforming Capitalism Series, the Palgrave Gender and Politics Series as well as the Australian Journal of International Affairs, Politics & Gender, International Feminist Journal of Politics, Women, Politics & Policy, Political Science and International Studies Review. She is a member of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom academic network and a co-founder with Associate Professor Laura J. Shepherd (UNSW) of the Women, Peace and Security Academic Collective in Australia.

Career history

Professor Jacqui True graduated BA in Political Science, Victoria University of Wellington, BA (First Class Hons), Monash University and MA in Political Science from the University of Arizona.  She received her PhD degree in Political Science from York University, Toronto, Canada. She has been a Fellow in the School of International Relations at the University of Southern California, an Assistant Professor in the Political Science Department at Michigan State University, a Visiting Fellow in the Department of International Relations at Australian National University and an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Studies at the University of Auckland.

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