As a trained International Relations scholar with a background in diplomatic history, Katrina’s areas of research expertise intersect peace and conflict analysis, critical security studies, international relations theory, and gender studies. These research areas intersects in the following ways:

  • The gendered politics of armed conflict
  • Children, armed conflict and peacebuilding
  • Women in peacebuilding
  • Feminist IR theory
  • Children and IR theory
  • Ethics and global security
  • The UN’s Women, Peace and Security agenda.
  • Civilian protection in conflict
  • Challenges to human security, humanitarian action and peacebuilding in post-conflict zones and complex emergencies