The Academy congratulates ASSA Fellow Professor Jacqui True who was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by Lund University for her research and leadership in the field of gender, peace and security.

Jacqui True is a professor of political science and international relations in the School of Social Sciences at Monash University in Australia where she is the Director of the Gender, Peace and Security Centre. Her current research focuses on the role of women in peace processes and gender-based approaches to preventing violent extremism and her research articles on global governance, gender equality in peace-keeping work and feminist research methods are among the most cited in the field. She is the author of several books including the award-winning The Political Economy of Violence against Women (Oxford University Press). Her current research is about the political economy of gender-based violence and patterns of systematic sexual violence in war-torn countries in Asia and the Pacific region.

Professor True has helped build a consortium of research organisations working to include women in peace processes and to influence the integration of gender issues within security and foreign policy making. For several years, she has collaborated with senior researchers but also doctoral students at Lund University, and she is editor of the upcoming anthology The Oxford Handbook on Women, Peace and Security (Oxford University Press) in which several political scientists from Lund have participated.

Professor True’s degree was conferred on 25 May in Lund Cathedral.