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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

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

Militarism and security: Dialogue, possibilities and limits
Anna Stavrianakis, Maria Stern
Security Dialogue, Journal article 2018
Journal article

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The scripting of private Jessica Lynch - biopolitics, gender and the 'feminization' of the U.S. military
Maria Stern, Véronique Pin-Fat
Alternatives: global, local, political (Lynne Rienner Publishers), Journal article 2005
Journal article

Naming security - constructing identity : 'Mayan-women' in Guatemala on the eve of 'peace'
Maria Stern
Manchester ; New York : Manchester University Press, Book 2005


Naming in/security - constructing identity: 'Mayan-women' in Guatemala in the eve of 'peace'
Maria Stern
Göteborg, Dept. of Peace and Development Research [Institutionen för freds- och utvecklingsforskning], Doctoral thesis 2001
Doctoral thesis


Reading Mayan Women´s In/Security
Maria Stern
International Journal of Peace Studies:., Journal article 1998
Journal article

In/securing identities - an exploration: Ethnic and gender identities, among Maya women in Guatemala
Maria Stern
Anales [Instituto Ibero Americano, Universidad de Gotemburgo], Magazine article 1998
Magazine article


Contextualizing In/Security: The Political Identity 'Mayan-Woman' in Guatemala
Maria Stern
Statsvetenskaplig Tidskrift, Journal article 1997
Journal article



Security policy in transition: Sweden after the cold war
Maria Stern
Göteborg, Padrigu Papers (dep. of peace and development research, Göteborg University), Licentiate thesis 1991
Licentiate thesis

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