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Maria Stern


Maria Stern
+46 31 786 4676

Room number: E408b
Postal Address: Box 700, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Konstepidemins väg 2 , 41314 Göteborg

School of Global Studies (More Information)
Box 700
405 30 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Konstepidemins väg 2 , 413 14 Göteborg

About Maria Stern


I hold a B.A. in Political Science (Cornell University, USA) and a Ph.D. in Peace and Development Studies from the University of Gothenburg.


I am Professor in Peace and Development Studies at the School of Global Studies (SGS), director of the Gothenburg Center for Globalization and Development, Gothenburg University (GCGD), and co-coordinator of the undergraduate education in International Relations at SGS. I am also an Associate Editor at Security Dialogue (Sage Publications/Prio).
Areas of interest

My research interests are in feminist theory, critical security studies, critical war and military studies, the sociology and politics of violence, connections between security, development and peace, International Political Sociology, Post Colonial theory, and qualitative methodology and methods.

My current research projects include:

• Sexual Violence Along the War-Peace Continuum (funded by the Swedish Research Council)
• Peacebuilding Amidst Violence: Localizing the Security-Development (funded by the Swedish Research Council)
• Conflict –Related Sexual Violences: Understanding What, When and Why (funded by the Swedish Research Council)
• Understanding Conflict-Related Sexual Violence (funded by Swedish Foundation for Humanities and Social Sciences/Riksbanken)


Latest publications

Peace through Security-Development: Nebulous Connections, Desirable Confluences?
Maria Stern, Joakim Öjendal
In Toje and Bard (eds), The Causes of Peace: What We Now Know, Oslo, Norway , Nobel Symposium Proceedings, (October 22, 2019), Chapter in book 2019
Chapter in book

Risky dis/entanglements: Torture and sexual violence in conflict
Harriet Gray, Maria Stern
European Journal of International Relations, Journal article 2019
Journal article

What Can We/Do We Want to Know? Reflections from Researching SGBV in Military Settings
Maria Eriksson Baaz, Harriet Gray, Maria Stern
Social Politics: International Studies in Gender, State and Society, Journal article 2018
Journal article

Knowing Masculinities in Armed Conflict?: Reflections from Research in the Democratic Republic of Congo
Maria Eriksson Baaz, Maria Stern
The Oxford handbook of gender and conflict / edited by Fionnuala Ní Aoláin, Naomi Cahn, Dina Francesca Haynes and Nahla Valji., Oxford, Oxford University Press, Chapter in book 2018
Chapter in book

Sexual Violence Against Men in Global Politics
Marysia Zalewski, Paula Drummond, Elisabeth Prugl, Maria Stern
London, Routledge, Edited book 2018
Edited book

Curious erasures: the sexual in wartime sexual violence
Maria Stern, Maria Eriksson Baaz
International feminist journal of politics, Journal article 2018
Journal article

Introduction: sexual violence against men in global politics
Maria Stern, Marysia Zalewski, Paula Drummond, Elisabeth Prugl
Zalewski M., Drumond P., Prugl E., Stern M. (eds) Sexual Violence Against Men in Global Politics, London, Routledge, Chapter in book 2018
Chapter in book

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Gender and race in the European security strategy: Europe as a ‘force for good’?
Maria Stern
Journal of International Relations and Development, Journal article 2011
Journal article



Feminist fatigue(s): reflections on feminism and familiar fables of militarisation
Maria Stern, Marysia Zalewski
Review of International Studies, Journal article 2009
Journal article



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