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     Helen M. Kinsella

Title: Associate Professor
Website: http://users.polisci.wisc.edu/kinsella
Affiliated With: Gender and Women¿s Studies
Office: 314 North Hall
Office Hours: https://kb.wisc.edu/polisci/page.php?id=28163
Phone: 608.263.2396
Has Voicemail: No
E-Mail: hkinsella@wisc.edu
Keywords: Armed Conflict, Feminist Theory, Gender, Human Rights, Humanitarian Law
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Helen M. Kinsella is an associate professor in the Political Science Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  Her research and teaching interests include contemporary political theory, feminist theories, international law, especially international humanitarian and human rights, armed conflict, and especially gender and armed conflict.  She is a graduate of University of Minnesota-Minneapolis and prior to her appointment at Wisconsin held pre and post doctoral fellowships at, respectively, Harvard University and Stanford University.  

The Image Before the Weapon: A Critical History of the Distinction Between Combatant and Civilian. Cornell UP, April 2011.

·       Winner 2012 Sussex International Theory Prize, The Centre for Advanced International Theory, University of Sussex

·       Honorable Mention 2012 Lepgold Book Prize, The Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Mortara Center for International Studies, Georgetown University


Recent Publications

Helen Kinsella, The Image Before the Weapon: A Critical History of the Distinction Between Combatant and Civilian. (Cornell University Press. 2011)
Helen Kinsella, ‘Understanding a War That is Not a War’ in Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society,  Autumn 2007,  33,1, pgs.  209-231   
Helen Kinsella, ‘Gendering Grotius: Sex and Sex Difference in Laws of War’ in Political Theory, April 2006  32, 4, pgs. 61-191.   
Helen Kinsella, Discourses of Difference: Civilians, Combatants, and Compliance with the laws of war” in Review of International Studies, 2005 31, pgs. 163-185.