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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).

Research area keywords

  • 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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Research Output

Gendering foreign policy: A comparative framework for analysis

Aggestam, K. & True, J., Apr 2020, In : Foreign Policy Analysis . 16, 2, p. 143-162 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Everyone wants (a) peace: The dynamics of rhetoric and practice on ‘Women, Peace and Security’

True, J. & Wiener, A., 2019, In : International Affairs. 95, 3, p. 553-574 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

5 Citations (Scopus)

From Depletion to Regeneration: Addressing Structural and Physical Violence in Post-Conflict Economies

Rai, S., True, J. & Tanyag, M., 2019, In : Social Politics. 26, 4, p. 562-585 25 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

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

Gender Stereotyped or Gender Responsive? Hidden Threats and Missed Opportunities to Prevent and Counter Violent Extremism in Indonesia and Bangladesh

Gordon, E. & True, J., 7 Jun 2019, In : RUSI Journal. 164, 4, p. 74-91 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review


Honoris Causa

Jacqui True (Recipient), 25 May 2018

Prize: Honorary degree

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

Jacqui True (Recipient), 3 Jul 2018

Prize: National/international honour

Press / Media

Growing Threats of Violent Extremism: The Urgency for a Gender-Based Response

Alexandra Phelan, Melissa Johnston & Jacqui True


1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Blogs, Podcasts and Social MediaBlogs

The Political Economy of Violence against Women in Africa

Jacqui True


1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Expert Comment