Maria Stern


School of Global Studies
+46 31-786 49 10
Visiting address
Konstepidemins väg 2
41314 Göteborg
Room number
Postal address
Box 700
40530 Göteborg

About Maria Stern


I hold a B.A. in Political Science (Cornell University, USA) and a Ph.D. in Peace and Development Studies from the University of Gothenburg.


I am Professor in Peace and Development Studies at the School of Global Studies (SGS), director of the Gothenburg Center for Globalization and Development, Gothenburg University (GCGD), and co-coordinator of the undergraduate education in International Relations at SGS. I am also an Associate Editor at Security Dialogue (Sage Publications/Prio). Areas of interest

My research interests are in feminist theory, critical security studies, critical war and military studies, the sociology and politics of violence, connections between security, development and peace, International Political Sociology, Post Colonial theory, and qualitative methodology and methods.

My current research projects include:

• Sexual Violence Along the War-Peace Continuum (funded by the Swedish Research Council) • Peacebuilding Amidst Violence: Localizing the Security-Development (funded by the Swedish Research Council) • Conflict –Related Sexual Violences: Understanding What, When and Why (funded by the Swedish Research Council) • Understanding Conflict-Related Sexual Violence (funded by Swedish Foundation for Humanities and Social Sciences/Riksbanken)