Photo courtesy of UN Women/UN-CTED (2018)

Photo courtesy of UN Women/UN-CTED (2018)



Dr. Alexis Henshaw is the author of Why Women Rebel: Understanding Women’s Participation in Armed Rebel Groups (Routledge, 2017) and co-author of Insurgent Women: Female Combatants in Civil Wars (Georgetown University Press, 2019). She is currently an assistant professor at Troy University.

Her research interests include gender issues in international politics, civil wars, conflict management, and Latin America (with special emphasis on Colombia and Central America). Her work has appeared in Journal of Global Security Studies, International Feminist Journal of Politics, Sexuality and Culture, Small Wars & Insurgencies, and a variety of other peer-reviewed outlets.

Dr. Henshaw has written for The Conversation, Duck of Minerva, Political Violence @ a Glance, and The Monkey Cage, the political blog of The Washington Post. She has authored reports for the U.S. Army's Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute and the Centre for Women, Peace, and Security at the London School of Economics. She has also consulted with UN Women, the UN Security Council's Counterterrorism Executive Directorate, the RAND Corporation, and the U.S. State Department. Dr. Henshaw received her Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Arizona with a certificate in Gender and Women’s Studies and previously taught at Duke University, Miami University, Bucknell University, and Sweet Briar College.

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