After finishing her PhD, Aurelie Sicard has worked as a post-doctoral researcher for VOX-Pol. She is now the Project Manager for the Ireland India Institute, and is a current administrator for the Institute for International Conflict Resolution and Reconstruction (IICRR). She is also a post-doctoral researcher and continues to examine the relationship between gender in the context of war and post-conflict reconstruction.
PhD Title: Gender Relations in post-conflicts states post UN Resolution 1325, the case of Sierra Leone, available here.
- With Dr Eileen Connolly, ‘Responding to China—Changing donor discourse and perspectives on Africa?’
Selected Conference Presentations:
- ‘Changing narratives: From CEDAW to UNSCR 1325, the evolution of international texts on women’s rights’. Presentation at the Feminist Review Workshop, in London (SOAS, 10 May 2016)
- ‘Waging war against women or against ISIS? A content analysis of UK and French media of young women engaging in jihad’. European Consortium for Politics on Gender (ECPG, sister conference of ECPR) (University of Uppsala, Sweden 11 – 13 June 2015)
- ‘UNSCR 1325, “Recalling” CEDAW and DEVAW or an analysis of the genesis of UN resolutions on Gender-Based-Violence’. British International Studies Association (BISA) conference (Dublin, Ireland) (JUNE 2014)
- ‘Backlash or transition: the role of UNSCR 1325 (2000) in post-conflict reconstruction’. British International Studies Association (BISA) Postgraduate conference (Dublin, Ireland) (JUNE 2014)
- ‘Assessing the impact of UNSCR 1325 on elite discourse in Sierra Leone’. Political Studies Association of Ireland Conference (Trinity College Dublin, Ireland) (OCTOBER 2013)
- ‘Assessing the impact of UNSCR 1325 on elite discourse in Sierra Leone’. European Consortium for Politics on Gender (ECPG, sister conference of ECPR) (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain) (MARCH 2013)
2012 Speaker at the Research Workshop “The Changing Dynamics of Conflict in South Asia” Thursday 18 October 2012, presenting with Dr. Eileen Connolly a paper entitled “Researching the impact of international gender initiatives in post conflict transformations – evidence from Sierra Leone and its relevance in South Asia”
2012 Speaker at the Political Science Association of Ireland (University of Ulster, Derry, 19-
22 October 2012), in the panel ‘politics of conflict’ with a paper entitled ‘UNSCR 1325: (Re)defining the Postwar Moment?’
2012 Connolly, E and A. Sicard, ‘China – impacting on OECD donor policy?’, Irish Studies in International Affairs, Volume 23, 2012 (forthcoming).
2012 Speaker at the 2nd Biannual Irish Sexuality Studies Conference, “Self, Selves and Sexualities”, Dublin City University, Ireland, 8-10 March 2012, in the panel “Sexuality in the Media”, with a paper entitled ‘From predators to “innocent” victims, sexuality projected by women on US Television shows
2011 Speaker at the Sibeal Postgraduate conference, 26 November 2011, in Limerick University, Ireland, in a panel entitled “Gender Politics and the Media”, a paper entitled ‘From predators to “innocent” victims, sexuality projected by women on US Television shows’
2010 Speaker at the Sibeal Postgraduate Conference 2010, 27 November 2010, Panel ‘Gender and civil society’, with a paper entitled ‘And international discourse created women’: a content analysis of four gender international texts’
2010 Speaker at the ECPR Graduate Conference, Tuesday 31 August 2010, Dublin City University, in the section ‘Gender politics, Panel ‘The research of identity’, with a paper entitled ‘And international discourse created women’: a content analysis of four gender international texts’