Research and Papers

Research and Papers utilizing the WomanStats Database by WomanStats Project Team members (in reverse chronological order):


Cohen, Dara Kay (2016) Rape During Civil War, New York: Cornell University Press.

Blair, Robert, Sabrina Karim, Benjamin Morse (2016) ”Building Trust in a Reformed Security Sector: A Field Experiment in Liberia,” International Growth Centre Working Paper, June.

Brysk, Alison (2016) “Changing patterns of human trafficking in the 21st century,” Notes Internacionals, CIDOB (Barcelona Centre for International Affairs), June 2016.

Karim, Sabrina and Kyle Beardsley (2016) “Explaining Sexual Exploitation and Abuse in Peacekeeping Missions: The Role of Female Peacekeepers and Gender Equality in Contributing Countries,” Journal of Peace Research, Vol. 53(1): 100-115

Karim, Sabrina and Kyle Beardsley (2016) “Preventing Sexual Exploitation and Abuse in Peacekeeping Missions”, Political Violence at a Glance, January 15, 2016.

Karim, Sabrina and Kyle Beardsley (2016) “Women and Peacemaking/Peacekeeping,” In Oxford Bibliographies in International Relations, Edited by Patrick James. New York: Oxford University Press

Karim, Sabrina and Ryan Gorman 2016. “Building a More Competent Security Sector: The Case of the Liberian National Police,” International Peacekeeping Vol. 23(1): 158-191

Moghadam, Valentine (2016) "Women and Political Leadership in an Authoritarian Context: a Case Study of the Sixth Parliament in the Islamic Republic of Iran," Politics and gender, 12 (2016), 168-197.

Moghadam, Valentine (2016) “Violence against Women and Tunisian Feminism: Advocacy, Policy, and Politics in an Arab Context” (Khedija Arfaoui and V. M. Moghadam), Current Sociology, vol. 64, no. 4 (July 2016): 637-653.

Russell, Jenny and Valerie M. Hudson (2016) “Gender and Security,” in Steans, Jill and Daniela Tepe-Belfrage (Eds.) Handbook of Gender in World Politics, Oxford: Edward Elgar, pp 225-233.

Bowen, Donna Lee, Valerie M. Hudson, and Perpetua Lynne Nielsen, “State Fragility and Structural Gender Inequality in Family Law: An Empirical Investigation”, Laws, 4(2015): 654-672.

Cohen, Dara Kay and Ragnhid Nordas (2015) “Do States Delegate Shameful Violence to Militias? Evidence from Recent Armed Conflicts,” Journal of Conflict Resolution, 5(9):877-858.

Crawford, Kerry, Sabrina Karim, Nicole Gerring, Chloe Lewis, Clemence Pinaud, and Caroline Sarkis (2015) ”Conflict and Extremist-Related Sexual Violence,” U.S. Institute of Peace Policy Brief

Hudson, Valerie M. (2015) “Women’s Status and National and International Security,” in James D. Wright (editor-in-chief), International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences, 2nd edition, Vol 25. Oxford: Elsevier. pp. 638–643.

Hudson, Valerie M., “Leveling the Field: A Global Inventory of Gender Equality for Women,” World POlitics Review, September 1, 2015.

Hudson, Valerie M. and Andrea den Boer, “When a Boy’s Life is Worth More than HIs Sister’s,” Foreign Policy, July 30, 2015.

Hudson, Valerie M. and Patricia Leidl, “Has Hillary Really Helped the World’s Women? It’s Complicated: Just Look at Saudi Arabia,” Politico, March 17, 2015.

Hudson, Valerie M., Donna Lee Bowen, and Perpetua Lynne Nielsen, “Clan Governance and State Stability: The Relationship Between Female Subordination and Political Order,” American Political Science Review, 109(2015):535-555.

Hudson, Valerie M. and Rose McDermott, “Why Polygamy is Bad for National Security,” Politico, July 16, 2015.

Jaramillo, Felpe and Catalina Monroy (2015) "Paridad democrática por fuera de las urnas. Una aproximación a la participación de las mujeres en la administración pública en Colombia," Revista Opera, 16(2015):35-53.

Karim, Sabrina and Kyle Beardsley (2015) “Ladies Last: Peacekeeping and Gendered Protection,” In A Systematic Understanding of Gender, Peace, and Security: Implementing UNSC 1325, Edited by Ismene Gizelis and Louise Olsson, Oxford: Routledge

Leidl, Patricia and Valerie M. Hudson, “Yemen’s Women Fight to Protect Uprising Amid New Turmoil,” World Politics Review, April 24, 2015.

McDermott, Rose and Valerie M. Hudson, “Don’t Legalize Polygamy,” Providence Journal, August 23, 2015.

McDermott, Rose, “Sex and Death: Gender Differences in Aggression and Motivations for Violence,” International Organization, 69(2015):753-775.

McDermott, Rose and Jonathan Cowden, “Polygyny and Violence Against Women,” Emory Law Journal, 64(2015).

Moghadam, Valentine (2015) "‘Resistance is Fertile’: Revisiting Maternalist Frames across Cases of Women's Mobilization” (Michelle Carreon and Valentine M. Moghadam), Women's Studies International Forum, vol. 51 (July-August 2015): 19-30

Monroy, Catalina (2015), “Acontecimientos históricos de la política exterior de Estados Unidos hacia Colombia antes del Plan Colombia 1998,” Revista Científica José María Córdova. Sección Estudios Militares., Vol.16(2015): 19-61.

Bowen, Donna Lee, Evelyn A. Early, and Becky Schulthies, (2014). “A New Jordanian Generation Wears the Hijab.” In Everyday Life in the Middle East (pp. 186-201), Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press.

Brysk, Alison and Aashish Mehta (2014) “Do rights at home boost rights abroad? Sexual equality and humanitarian foreign policy,” Journal of Peace Research, 51(1): 1301-1326.

Cohen, Dara Kay and Ragnhild Nordas (2014) “Sexual Violence in Armed Conflicts: Introducing the SVAC Dataset, 1980-2009,” Journal of Peace Research, 51(3):418-428.

Brysk, Alison and Aditee Maskey (2012) “Reframing Trafficking: Power, Profit, and Prostitution in India,” Global Dialogues, Spring 2012.

Brysk, Alison (2013) "Changing hearts and minds: sexual politics and human rights," in Thomas Risse, Steve Ropp, and Kathryn Sikkink (eds.) The Persistent Power of Human Rights: From Commitment to Compliance, Cambridge University Press.

Cohen, Dara Kay (2013) “Explaining Rape During Civil War: Cross-National Evidence (1980-2009),” American Political Science Review, 107(3): 461-477.

Cohen, Dara Kay (2013) “Female Combatants and the Perpetration of Violence: Wartime Rape in the Sierra Leone Civil War,” World Politics, 65(3):383-415.

Karim, Sabrina and Kyle Beardsley (2013) “Female Peacekeepers and Gender Balancing: Token Gestures or Informed Policymaking?” International Interactions, Volume 39(4): 461-488.

Moghadam, Valentine (2013) "What is Democracy? Promies and Periels of the Arab Spring," Current Sociology Monograph 2 61(4):393-408.

Cohen, Dara Kay and Amelia Hoover Green (2012) “Dueling Incentives: Sexual Violence in the Liberian Civil War and the Politics of Human Rights Advocacy,” Journal of Peace Research, 49(3):447-460.

Hudson, Valerie M., “But Now Can See: One Academic’s Journey to Feminist Security Studies,” Politics and Gender 7(2012):586-590.

Karim, Sabrina (2011) “Madame Officer,” Americas Quarterly, Vol. 5 No. 3, Summer

Brysk, Alison (2010) “Sex as slavery? Human trafficking,” Human Rights Review, 182, Fall 2010.

Brysk, Alison (2009) “Beyond Framing and Shaming: Human Trafficking, Human Security, and the International Human Rights Regime,” Journal of Human Security, Fall 2009.

Moghadam, Valentine (2008) "The Making of an International Convention: Culture and Free trade in a Global Era," Review of International Studies (2008), 34, 735-753.

Moghadam, Valentine, Tabitha Decker "Democratization and Women's Political Leadership in North Africa"

Valerie M. Hudson, Donna Lee Bowen, and Perpetua Lynne Nielsen (2016) We Are Not Helpless, Addressing Structural Gender Inequality in Post-Conflict Societies, PRISM Vol 6. No 1, March 1, 2016

Hudson, Valerie M., Patricia Leidl (2015) The Hillary Doctrine: Sex and American Foreign Policy, New York: Columbia University Press.

Hudson, Valerie M. (2014) “Of canaries and coal mines,” Open Democracy, December 10.

Hudson, Valerie M. (2014) “Sex and World Peace: What’s Next,” Columbia University Press Blog, November 17.

Hudson, Valerie M. (2014) “Nigerian Kidnapping Not Surprising, Says Scholar at Texas A&M’s Bush School,” The Eagle, June 6.

Hudson, Valerie M. (2014) “The Founding Template: Male-Female Relations,” May 24 Pack Gender and Militarism: Analyzing the Links to Strategize for Peace, pp. 44-46, May 24.

Hudson, Valerie M. (2014) “Action Needed for the Sake of All Nigerian Women,” The Austin Statesman, May 12.

Den Boer, Andrea and Valerie M. Hudson. (2014) “Monkey Cage: The security risks of China’s abnormal demographics,” Washington Post, April 30.

Hudson, Valerie M. (2014) "Violent Straw Men? Sex Ratios, Conflict, and a Methodological Disconnect,” New Security Beat, April 23.

Hudson, Valerie M. (2014) “Secure Women, Secure States,” Building Democracy, March.

Hudson, Valerie M. (2014) “Getting Serious About Data on Women,” Open Democracy 50.50., January 6.

Hudson, Valerie M. (2014) “Sex and Security: Implications of Sex Ratios for China’s National Security,” in China and International Security: History, Strategy, and 21st Century Policy, 3 vols. ed. by Donovan C. Chau and Thomas M. Kane, 3-14. Santa Barbara : Praeger.

Fish, Steven, Danielle Lussier and Rose McDermott (2013) “Are Arabs Sexist? The Institutions look bad, but the culture doesn’t,” Al Jazeera English, July 23.

Ertan, Senem (2013) “How to study gender equality policy?” Paper presented at 3rd European Conference on Politics and Gender, Barcelona, Spain, March 21-23.

Hudson, Valerie M. (2013) “Lean Forward,” Foreign Policy., March 8.

Monroy Hernández, María Catalina, Andrés Felipe Ortega Gómez, Gustavo Adolfo Díaz Vallenoti, and Jeison Mesa Payares (2013) “Perspectiva de género en seguridad ciudadana. Aproximación a los estudios de seguridad ciudadana en Caracas.” General José María Córdova, 11.

Hudson, Valerie M. (2012) “Women and the Demography-Security Nexus,” World Politics Review, November 20.

Ertan, Senem (2012) “Gender Equality Policies in Authoritarian Regimes and Electoral Democracies.” Paper presented at 4th ECPR Graduate Conference, Bremen, Germany, July 4-6.

Hudson, Valerie M. (2012) “What Sex Means for World Peace,” Foreign Policy, April 24.

Hudson, Valerie M. (2012) “The Worst Places to Be a Woman,” Foreign Policy, April 24.

Ertan, Senem (2012) “Dynamics of Gender Equality Policy Adoption: Focusing on Muslim and Non-Muslim Contexts.” Paper presented at the European Consortium for Political Research 40th Joint Sessions of Workshops, Thinking Big about ‘Gender Equality’ Policy in the Comparative Politics of Gender, Antwerp, Germany, April 10-15.

Hatemi, Peter, Rose McDermott, J. Michael Bailey, and Nicholas Martin (2012) “The Different Effects of Gender and Sex on Vote Choice,” Political Research Quarterly 65: 76-92.

Hudson, Valerie M., Bonnie Ballif-Spanvill, Mary Caprioli, and Chad F. Emmett (2012) Sex and World Peace, New York: Columbia University Press.

Hudson, Valerie M. (2012) “But Now Can See: One Academic’s Journey to Feminist Security Studies,” Politics and Gender 7:586-590.

Hudson, Valerie M., Donna Lee Bowen, and Perpetua Lynne Nielsen (2012) “What is the Relationship Between Inequity in Family Law and Violence Against Women? Approaching the Issue of Legal Enclaves,” Politics and Gender 7:453-492.

Hudson, Valerie M. and Andrea M. Den Boer (2012) “A Feminist Evolutionary Analysis of the Relationship Between Violence Against and Inequitable Treatment of Women, and Conflict Within and Between Human Collectives, Including Nation-States,” in Todd Shackelford and Viviana Weekes-Shackelford, The Oxford Handbook of Evolutionary Perspectives on Violence, Homicide, and War, New York: Oxford University Press, pp. 301- 323.

Hudson, Valerie, and Andrea den Boer (2012) ‘A Darwinian Feminist Exploration of the Relationship Between Violence Against and Inequitable Treatment of Women, and Conflict Within and Between Human Collectives, Including Nation-States’. Chapter 18 in T. K. Shackelford, and V. A. Weekes-Shackelford, eds., The Oxford Handbook of Evolutionary Perspectives on Violence, Homicide, and War, Oxford: University Press.

McDermott, Rose, and Brooke Ackerly (2012) “Recent Developments in Intersectionality Research: Expanding Beyond Race and Gender: Introduction to Critical Perspectives Special Issue on Intersectionality,” Politics and Gender 8: 367-429.

Hudson, Valerie M. (2011) “Marriage Law: The Key to Women’s—and Human—Rights,” World Politics Review, November 22.

Den Boer, Andrea and Valerie M. Hudson (2011) “In Maintaining One-Child Policy, China Undermines Internal Stability,” World Politics Review, November 15.

Hudson, Valerie M. (2011) “US Must Step Up for Egypt’s Women,” World Politics Review, August 1.

Hudson, Valerie M. (2011) “Egypt, Tunisia Offer Stark Contrast for Women in Arab Spring,” World Politics Review, May 20.

Hudson, Valerie M. (2011) “China’s Census: The One-Child Policy’s Gender-Ratio Failure,” World Politics Review, May 4.

Basile, Linda, and Senem Ertan (2011) “It’s a long way from Milan to Palermo: Decentralist Reforms and Gender Gap across the Italian Peninsula.” Paper presented at the Joint Sessions of the Workshops of the European Political Science Association, St. Gallen, Switzerland, April 12-17.

Hudson, Valerie M. (2011) “India’s Sex Ratio Imbalance a Threat to Stability,” World Politics Review, April 6.

McDermott, Rose (2011) “Polygyny: More Common than You Think,” The Wall Street Journal, April 1.

Hudson, Valerie M. and Patricia Leidl (2011) “The Arab Intifada and Women’s Rights,” World Politics Review, February 2.

Ertan, Senem (2011) “Gender Quotas and Women’s Representation in Muslim Countries.” Paper presented at 2nd European Conference on Politics and Gender, Budapest, Hungary, January 13-15.

McDermott, Rose, and Peter Hatemi (2011) “Distinguishing Sex and Gender,” PS 44:89-92.

Hudson, Valerie M. (2010-2011) “The Missing Girls of China and India: What is Being Done?,” Cumberland Law Review 41:67-78.

Hudson, Valerie M. (2010) "Sex and National Security: Insights from the Life Sciences," World Politics Review, August 10.

Hudson, Valerie M. and Patricia Leidl (2010) "Betrayed," Foreign Policy, May 10.

Caprioli, Mary, Rebecca Nielsen, and Valerie M. Hudson (2010) “Women and Post-Conflict Settings,” in J. Joseph Hewitt, Jonathan Wilkenfeld, and Ted Robert Gurr (eds.) Peace and Conflict 2010, 91-102. Boulder: Paradigm Publishers.

Hudson, Valerie, Charli Carpenter, and Mary Caprioli (2010) ‘Gender and Global Security,’ in Robert A. Denemark (ed.), The International Studies Encyclopedia, New York: Blackwell.

Thayer, Bradley A., and Valerie M. Hudson (2010) “Sex and the Shaheed: Insights from the Life Sciences on Islamic Suicide Terrorism,” International Security 34:37-62.

Hudson, Valerie M. (2010) "Sex, War and Peace: Rank, and Winter on Rank," Political Psychology, Vol. 31, Issue 1, pp. 33-38.

Caprioli, Mary, Valerie Hudson, Rose McDermott, Bonnie Baliff-Spanvill, and Matt Stearmer (2009) “WomanStats: Premiering a New Database,” Journal of Peace Research 46:839-851.

Hudson, Valerie, Mary Caprioli, Bonnie Ballif- Spanvill, Rose McDermott, and Chad Emmett (2009) “Seeing Security by Seeing Women: Advancing a New Research Agenda by Creating the Means to Pursue It. The Security of Women and the Security of States: Assessing the Linkage,” International Security. 33: 7-45.

Caprioli, Mary (2009) "Making Choices," Politics and Gender, Vol. 5 No. 3, pp. 426-431.

Caprioli, Mary, Valerie M. Hudson, Rose McDermott, Bonnie Ballif-Spanvill, Chad F. Emmett, S. Matthew Stearmer (2009) "The WomanStats Project Database: Advancing an Empirical Research Agenda," Journal of Peace Research, Vol. 46, No. 6, November: 1-13.

Hudson, Valerie M., Mary Caprioli, Bonnie Ballif-Spanvill, Rose McDermott, Chad F. Emmett (2009) "The Heart of the Matter: The Security of Women and the Security of States," International Security, Vol. 33, No. 3, pp. 7-45.

Caprioli, Mary, Valerie M. Hudson, Rose McDermott, Chad Emmett, Bonnie Ballif-Spanvill (2007) “Putting Women in Their Place,” The Baker Journal of Applied Public Policy, 1(1): 12-22.

Hudson, Valerie M. and Carl Brinton (2007) "Women's Tears and International Fears: Is Discrepant Enforcement of National Laws Protecting Women and Girls Related to Discrepant Enactment of International Law by Nation-States?," paper presented at the annual meetings of the American Political Science Association, Chicago, Illinois, 29 August-1 September.

Stearmer, S. Matthew and Chad F. Emmett (2007) "The Great Divide: Revealing Differences in the Islamic World Regarding the Status of Women, and the Impact on International Peace," paper presented at the annual meetings of the American Political Science Association, Chicago, Illinois, 29 August-1 September.

Caprioli, Mary, Valerie M. Hudson, S. Matthew Stearmer, Rose McDermott, Chad F. Emmett, Bonnie Ballif-Spanvill (2007) "Walking a Fine Line: Addressing Issues of Gender with WomanStats," paper presented at the annual conference of the International Studies Association, Chicago, Illinois, 28 February-3 March.

Caprioli, Mary, Valerie M. Hudson, Rose McDermott, Chad F. Emmett, Bonnie Ballif-Spanvill (2007) "Putting Women in Their Place," The Baker Journal of Applied Public Policy, Summer/Fall, 1(1): 12-22.

McDermott, Rose, Jonathan Cowden, Richard Wrangham, and Patrick Endress (2007) "Polygyny, Pastoralism, and Violence Against Women," paper presented at the annual meetings of the American Political Science Association, Chicago, Illinois, 29 August-1 September.

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