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.