Dr Laura Sjoberg

For the duration of her Global Professorship Laura Sjoberg is hosted by Royal Holloway, University of London.
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Laura Sjoberg
This project aims to contribute to current understanding of gender analysis in global politics, apply feminist insights about global politics historically, and explore how sexuality mediates relationships between territorial shift and conflict. It involves work on dynastic reproduction (marriage, consummation, child-bearing) and state-building in early modern Britain, France and Qing dynasty China. The project will also investigate how sexual engagement still constitutes citizenship and migration practices, focusing on the case studies of the United States, Qatar and Liberia. Furthermore, it will address sex acts’ impacts on state status through three major sex scandals: the 1995 Okinawa rape scandal, the Dominique Strauss-Kahn affair, and the case of Israeli President Moshe Katsav.

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