International Convention of Asia Scholars Shortlist Dissertation in the Social Sciences

  • Johnston, M. (Recipient)

Prize: National/international honour


Melissa Johnston, The Political Economy of Gender Interventions: Social Forces, Kinship, Violence, and Finance in Post-Conflict Timor-Leste. (Murdoch University)
Melissa Johnston’s The Political Economy of Gender Interventions is a well-defined and deeply reflective thesis using structural feminist political economy to argue that gender interventions in the peace-building processes of post-conflict Timor-Leste perpetuate and reproduce elite and masculine domination. It offers a convincing argument against a ‘local turn’ in development and peace-building studies.
Degree of recognitionInternational
Granting OrganisationsInternational Convention of Asia Scholars