- Gender, human rights, and global governance
- International justice, gender-based violence, witness testimony
- Transnational women’s rights campaigns and grassroots activism in East Africa
- Critical IR theory; transnational feminist theory
- Qualitative and interdisciplinary methodologies
Peer reviewed publications:
- Language Work at International Criminal Courts, International Feminist Journal of Politics (advance access)
- Global Governance and the Politics of Culture: Campaigns Against Female Circumcision in East Africa, Gender, Place and Culture, 21(2) 2014, pp.244-261.
- ‘Without These Women, the Tribunal Cannot Do Anything’: The Politics of Witness Testimony on Sexual Violence at the International Criminal Tribunal Rwanda, Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, 38(2) Winter 2012-3, pp.253-277.
- Cultural Rights and Rights of Defiance in Northern Tanzania, article co-authored with Anna Winterbottom and Gemma Burford, African Studies Review, 52(1) 2009, pp.47-71
- A Deeper Silence, a review article on research literature on women after genocide in Rwanda in Women’s Review of Books, Autumn 2013.
- Review of recent literature on conflict-related sexual violence in Signs: Journal of Women and Culture, September 2014.
Current research projects include:
- Contesting the Norms of International Criminal Justice: Dissent at the Special Court for Sierra Leone (with Latha Varadarajan)
- ‘Unspeakable Suffering’: Sexual Violence, Survivor Testimony, International Justice in Africa (book manuscript in process), a study of the ways in which victims of sexual violence in conflicts in Central Africa have sought legal redress through international tribunals and courts.
- Investigating and Reporting ‘Violence Against Women’ in the Great Lakes Region Conflicts: Towards an Intersectional Analysis.
- Human Rights Investigations on Trial: Human Rights Reports and the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (with Carrie Booth Walling)