Dr Paul Kirby
London School of Economics and Political Science
Paul Kirby is a Research Fellow with the LSE Centre for Women, Peace and Security, and a Co-Director of the UKRI GCRF Gender, Justice and Security Hub. His research focuses on the politics of the Women, Peace and Security agenda; the various manifestations of the claim that rape is a ‘weapon of war’; and critical international political theory, especially feminist and gender theory. On the GCRF Hub, Paul is pursuing two projects: one on contemporary feminist security governance and responses to sexual and gender-based violence; and another on efforts to reform or abolish ‘problematic’ strains of masculinity in international politics.
Areas of interestSecurity governance; masculinity; sexual and gender-based violence
- Paul Kirby and Laura J. Shepherd, “Women, Peace and Security: Mapping the (Re)Production of a Policy Ecosystem”, Journal of Global Security Studies, 2020.
- “Sexual Violence in the Border Zone: The European Union, the Women, Peace and Security Agenda and Carceral Humanitarianism in Libya”, International Affairs, 96 (5) (2020): 1209-1226
- New Directions in Women, Peace and Security (Bristol: Bristol University Press, 2020)
- “The Body Weaponized: War, Sexual Violence and the Uncanny”, Security Dialogue, 51 (2-3) (2020): 211-230
- “The Futures Past of the Women, Peace and Security Agenda”, International Affairs, 92 (2) (2016): 373-392