Laura Sjoberg

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Laura Sjoberg is Colonel Allen R. and Margaret S. Crow Term Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Florida. She received her BA from the University of Chicago, her PhD from the University of Southern California and her JD from Boston College. Her research centers around gender, sexuality, and security in global politics, with foci on feminist security theorizing and women’s violence in global politics. She is the author or editor of twelve books, including, most recently, Women as Wartime Rapists (New York University Press, 2016) and (with J. Samuel Barkin) Interpretive Quantification (University of Michigan Press, 2017). Her work has been published in more than two dozen journals in political science, international relations, gender studies, law, and geography, including International Studies Quarterly, Feminist Review, and Political Geography. She currently serves as Homebase Editor of the International Feminist Journal of Politics and co-editor of International Studies Review. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in methodology, international security, international law, and gender in global politics.

Sjoberg served as program chair of the Sexuality and Politics section form 2012-2013 and Section Chair from 2013-2014. She served as the co-Program Chair of the Women and Politics Section from 2013-2014, and secretary of the section from 2010-2012. She participates in the APSA mentoring program, and served on the Committee to Rename the International Relations Dissertation Award from 2015-2016. In addition to her work at APSA, she has been active in the International Studies Association (where she served as Vice President from 2015-2016), the Southern Political Science Association, the International Studies Association-Northeast, and the International Studies Association-West. She has served on the editorial boards of International Studies Quarterly, International Studies Perspectives, Review of International Studies, Foreign Policy Analysis, Critical Studies on Terrorism, and the Journal of Global Security Studies.

Statement of Views:

I appreciate the honor of nomination to the APSA Council. I have been a member of and benefitted from APSA for my entire career, and I look forward to having the opportunity to give back. It is important to me that APSA serve its diverse membership. This means, to me, paying attention to how APSA serves its minority members, how it serves its members from a wide variety of institutions, and how it serves its members of a wide variety of scholarly interests. Only through valuing representational and substantive diversity in our governance and in our programming will APSA enrich both teaching and research. I look forward to working to push APSA even further as it develops programming to promote diversification.