New Research by Women Studying Violence


This one-day interdisciplinary workshop will bring together mid and early-career female scholars at the forefront of research on violence. External experts, Kellogg faculty fellows, visiting fellows, and doctoral affiliates, as well as other Notre Dame graduate students will come together for a series of intensive sessions where participants will present and discuss their research on violence and other topics central to their scholarly advancement.

Participation in this event is by invitation. For more information, please contact Lucia

This event is possible thanks to the generous support from: the Kellogg Institute for International Studies, the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, the Gender Studies Program, the Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts, and the Department of Political Science. 

Workshop Agenda

Please note that only the 4:30 session is open to the public. All other sessions are closed.

8:00 - 10:00 - Discussion of Research Papers

Paper:​ Abby Córdova & Helen Kras (University of Kentucky)
Addressing Violence against Women: The Effect of Women’s Police Stations on Police Legitimacy
Discussants: Angélica Durán Martínez, Lucía Tiscornia  
Paper:​ Lucía Tiscornia (University of Notre Dame)
Police Reform and Criminal Violence in South Africa
Discussants: Angélica Durán-Martínez, Helen Kras  
Paper:​ Sandra Ley (Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas)
Participation in High-Risk Activism: Protesting Amid Violence
Discussants: Maria Koinova, Natalia Bueno
Paper: ​Angélica Durán-Martínez (University of Massachusetts, Lowell)
Negotiations with Criminal Gangs
Discussants: Sandra Ley, Leslie MacColman 

10:30 - 12:30 - Discussion of Research Papers

Paper: ​Maria Koinova (University of Warwick -- Kroc Visiting Fellow)
The Refugee Crisis in the Mediterranean: Politics and Repercussions on Eastern Europe and the Balkans
Discussants: Abby Córdova, Maggie Shum 
Paper: ​Leslie MacColman (University of Notre Dame)
Explaining Feelings of Safety in Honduras: Demographic Vulnerabilities, Perceptions of Local Order, and Organizational Participation
Discussants: Abby Cordova, Sasha Klyachkina  
Paper:​ Sasha Klyachkina (Northwestern University)
Re-evaluating Civilian Participation Amidst and After Conflict in Post-Soviet Chechnya
Discussants: Sandra Ley, Ana Petrova  
Paper:​ Natalia Bueno (University of Notre Dame)
Reconciliation and its subtypes: a contribution to empirical measurement”  
Discussants: Maria Koinova, Stefanie Israel 

2:00 - 4:00 - Discussion of Research Papers

Paper:  Stefanie ​Israel de Souza (University of Notre Dame)
Interrupted Time: Routine Interruptions of Daily Routines in "Pacified" Favelas”
Discussants: Janice Gallagher, Angie Lederach
Paper:​ Gema Santamaría (University of Notre Dame)
Lynching and state formation in post-revolutionary Mexico: between civilizing and de-civilizing
Discussants: Janice Gallagher, Angie Lederach  
Paper:​ Janice Gallagher (Rutgers University, Newark)
Contending with the Hollow State: Justice and Violence in Mexico
Discussants: Gema Santamaría, Ana Petrova 

4:30 - 6:00 - Open Session - C103 Hesburgh Center
Challenges of Conducting Fieldwork through a Gender Lens
Moderators: Profs. Jaimie Bleck and Catherine Bolten 

6:00 - 7:00 - Hesburgh Center Great Hall

Event sponsored by: Kellogg Institute for International Studies, Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts, Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, Gender Studies Program, Department of Political Science. 

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