PhD Student, University of Leeds (POLIS)
Emily Gee began her PhD at the University of Leeds in October 2022. Previously, she studied at the University of Sheffield where she obtained her BA (Hons) in History (2019) and her MA in Politics and International Relations (2020). During her MA, she specialised in feminist security studies with her thesis focusing on genocidal rape in Bosnia-Herzegovina (1992-95) and subsequent security measures enacted by the United Nations.
Whilst still in the early stages of inquiry, her doctoral work will use feminist theory to examine how actors within the United Nations power hierarchy contribute to failures in safeguarding women and girls from sexual exploitation and abuse on peacekeeping missions.