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Jacqui True, FASSA, is Professor of International Relations and Director of Monash University’s Centre for Gender, Peace and Security. She is an Australian Research Council (ARC) Future Fellow and a Global Fellow, Peace Research Institute (PRIO), Oslo. She received her PhD from York University, Toronto, Canada, an honorary doctorate from Lund University Sweden in 2018, and has held academic positions at Michigan State University, the University of Southern California, and the University of Auckland as well as visiting fellowships at the Australian National University and Gothenburg University, Sweden. 

Professor True has authored more than 14 books, and over 100 articles and book chapters with her work on gender mainstreaming and global governance, violence against women, women, peace and security and feminist methdologies among the most cited in the fields of international relations and gender studies. Her book, The Political Economy of Violence Against Women (Oxford, 2012) won the American Political Science Association’s 2012 biennial prize for the best book in human rights, the British International Studies Association International Political Economy book prize in 2013, and the 2015 biennial Australian Political Science Association’s Carole Pateman book prize for gender and politics.

Her current research is focused on three areas of relevance to the broader Women, Peace and Security agenda: Understanding the political economy of violence against women, including sexual and gender-based violence in conflict in Asia Pacific; Examining the gender dimensions and women’s roles in recruitment, support for and prevention of violent extremism and; Analysing gender-sensitive peace agreements and their impact on women’s participation after conflict. This research is funded by the Australian Research Council, the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and the United Nations. She recently edited the volume Scandalous Economics: The Politics of Gender and Financial Crises (Oxford, 2016) with Aida Hozic and is co-editor with Sara Davies of The Oxford Handbook on Women, Peace and Security (2018).


  • gender
  • international relations
  • peace and security
  • global governance
  • feminist methodology
  • women, peace and security agenda
  • foreign policy analysis
  • preventing violent extremism
  • global politics

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Projects 2014 2020

Research Output 1993 2019

Gender Research and the Study of Institutional Transfer and Norm Transmission

True, J. M. 2019 Gender Innovation in Political Science: New Norms, New Knowledge. Sawer, M. & Baker, K. (eds.). Cham Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan, p. 135-152 18 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

A Century of International Relations Feminism: From World War 1 Women’s Peace Pragmatism to the Women, Peace and Security Agenda

Tickner, J. A. & True, J. 1 Jun 2018 In : International Studies Quarterly. 62, 2, p. 221-233 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Bringing back gendered states: Feminist second image theorizing of international states

True, J. M. 2018 Revisiting gendered states: Feminist imaginings of the state in international relations. Parashar, S., Tickner, J. A. & True, J. (eds.). New York USA: Oxford University Press, p. 33-48 16 p. (Oxford Studies in Gender and International Relations)

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

International Relations and the Gendered International

True, J. M. & Hewitt, S. 2018 The Sage Handbook of the History, Philosophy and Sociology of International Relations. Gofas, A., Hamati-Ataya, I. & Onuf, N. (eds.). London UK: SAGE Publications Ltd, p. 90-104 16 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

The political economy of post-conflict violence against women

True, J. 23 Feb 2018 Handbook on the International Political Economy of Gender. Edward Elgar Publishing, p. 184-195 12 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review


Honoris Causa

Jacqueline Marie True (Recipient), 25 May 2018

Prize: Honorary degree

Winner, Book Authority's best Gender Studies book of all time

Jacqueline Marie True (Recipient), 3 Jul 2018

Prize: National/international honour

Press / Media

The Political Economy of Violence against Women in Africa

Jacqueline Marie True


1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Expert Comment