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I am a researcher in Feminist Security Studies. My work focuses on embodiment and emotions in contemporary post/wars settings. I am particularly interested in women and feminist forms of resistance in armed conflict and peacebuilding.

Since 2013, my research is oriented towards understanding the embodied, affective, and emotional processes of female ex-combatants returning to civil society after being part of insurgent groups. I emphasize on the ways in which women ex-combatants politicize and transform their war experience into nonviolent feminist actions in post-peace agreements.

Currently, my research is focused on a comparative case between female ex-combatants’ post-peace agreement militancy in Nepal and Colombia. Drawing on Critical Peace Studies and Feminist Security Studies, it looks at the spatio-temporal, embodied and emotional aspects of female reintegration and political militancy in post-insurgent engagement.


Priscyll Anctil Avoine is a researcher in Feminist Security Studies and a Vinnova Marie Curie Seal of Excellence Postdoctoral Fellow.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

UKÄ subject classification

  • Social Sciences
  • Political Science

Free keywords

  • Feminist Theories
  • Peace and Conflict Studies
  • International relations


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