Professor of Gender and War. University of Sydney.


Megan’s bio:

Megan MacKenzie’s research bridges feminist theory, critical security studies, and critical development studies. Originally from Canada, she is a former post-doctoral fellow with the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and the Women and Public Policy Program at Harvard University. Megan has published dozens of articles on topics ranging from sexual violence in war, to truth and reconciliation commissions, to gender and the military. Her first book, Female Soldiers in Sierra Leone: Sex, Security and Post-Conflict Development featured interviews with over 50 female soldiers in that country and countered dominant narratives about women’s role in the civil conflict. Her most recent book, Beyond the Band of Brothers: the US Military and the Myth that Women Can’t Fight, has garnered international attention and widespread praise. The book has been reviewed or cited by the Washington Post, New York Times, Mother Jones, Stars and Stripes and the Atlantic,- and Foreign Affairs called it a rigorous contribution to the debates on women in combat.



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