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Dr Chloé Lewis

Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Masculinities and Sexualities

Queen Mary University London

Chloé Lewis is a Post-Doctoral Research Associate at the School of Politics and International Relations at Queen Mary University of London and works on the Masculinities and Sexualities research stream of the Hub. Her research focuses primarily on efforts to prevent and respond to sexual and gender-based violence in conflict settings, particularly in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Her work on masculinities ranges from delineations of ‘perpetratorhood,’ to the opportunities and limits of engaging men and boys, as well as the conceptual, political, and ethical questions raised to feminist praxis by male victimhood. Core to her research ethos is to critically investigate the micro-politics underlying macro-policies on gender, peace and security and, in turn, to examine how these interact with and impact on gendered lives in practice. Before joining the Hub, Chloé worked as an independent researcher on a wider range of areas including women’s economic empowerment, mental health and psychosocial support, as well as trafficking in persons in conflict settings.