Lecturer in International Relations, University of Melbourne

Sara Meger is a Lecturer in International Relations at the University of Melbourne, where she researches and teaches in the field of feminist international relations and international security. Her current research interests include feminist security studies and global political economy, political and gender-based violence, and conflicts in Colombia, DR Congo, and Ukraine. She is the author of Rape Loot Pillage: The Political Economy of Sexual Violence in Armed Conflict, published by Oxford University Press.

Experience

  • 2015–present
    Assistant Professor, Central European University
  • 2017–present
    Lecturer, The University of Melbourne

Education

  • 2012 
    University of Melbourne, PhD
  • 2007 
    University of Melbourne, Master of Arts (International Relations)
  • 2005 
    McGill University, Bachelor of Arts (Hons) - Political Science

Publications

  • 2017
    War as Feminized Labour in the Global Political Economy of Neoimperialism, Postcolonial Studies
  • 2016
    The Fetishization of Sexual Violence in International Security, International Studies Quarterly
  • 2016
    Rape Loot Pillage: The Political Economy of Sexual Violence in Armed Conflict, Oxford University Press
  • 2015
    Toward a Political Economy of Wartime Sexual Violence: The Case of the Democratic Republic of Congo, International Feminist Journal of Poiltics
  • 2012
    Militarized Masculinities and the Political Economy of Wartime Sexual Violence in the DRC, Engaging Men in the Fight Against Gender-Based Violence. UNESCO/Palgrave Macmillan.
  • 2011
    Rape in Contemporary Warfare: The Role of Globalization in Wartime Sexual Violence, African Conflict and Peacebuilding Review
  • 2010
    Rape of the Congo: Understanding sexual violence in the conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Journal of Contemporary African Studies

Research Areas

  • International Relations (160607)
  • Gender Specific Studies (169901)
  • Political Science (1606)