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 Forgetting Children Born of War: Setting the Human Rights Agenda in Bosnia and Beyond. New York: Columbia University Press, 2010

 Born of War:  Protecting Children of Sexual Violence Survivors in Conflict Zones, edited by Charli Carpenter. San Francisco, CA: Kumarian Press 2007.

 Innocent Women and Children: Gender, Norms and the Protection of Civilians. London: Ashgate Press 2006.


Refereed Journal Articles

 “You Talk of Terrible Things So Matter-of-Factly in This Language of Science”:Constructing Human Rights in the Academy.” Forthcoming in Perspectives on Politics.

  “Assessing Virtual Networks: Transnational Advocacy in Real- and Cyber-Space.” Forthcoming in Global Networks.

 “Vetting the Advocacy Agenda: Networks, Centrality and the Paradox of Weapons Norms.” In International Organization,Vol 65, No. 1 (Winter 2011)

 “IR 2.0: New Media for an Old Profession.” Co-authored with Daniel Drezner. In International Studies Perspectives, Vol. 11, No. 3 (Fall 2010).

 “A Fresh Crop of Human Misery”: Representations of Bosnian ‘War Babies’ in the Global Print Media, 1991-2006.” InMillennium: Journal of International Studies, Vol. 38, No. 1 (Fall 2009)

  “Serious ‘Games’ for Serious Times: Pax Warrior in the Global Affairs Classroom.” Journal of Information Technology and Politics, Vol. 1, No. 2 (Spring 2008).

 “Forum: Mainstreaming Gender into the International Relations Curriculum.” In International Studies Perspectives. Vol. 8, No. 3 (Summer 2007).

 “Studying Issue (Non)-Adoption in Transnational Networks.” International Organization. Vol. 61, No. 3. (Summer 2007).

  “Setting the Advocacy Agenda: Issues and Non-Issues Around Children and Armed Conflict.” International Studies QuarterlyVol. 51, No. 1 (March 2007).

 “Recognizing Gender-Based Violence Against Civilian Men and Boys in Conflict Zones,” in Security Dialogue, Vol. 27, No. 1 (June 2006).

 “‘Women, Children and Other Vulnerable Groups’: Gender, Strategic Frames, and the Protection of Civilians as a Transnational Issue” in International Studies Quarterly, Vol. 49, No. 2 (June 2005).

 “Some Other Conceptual Problems: A Reply to Winter, Thompson and Jeffrey’s Critique of the U.N.’s Approach to Harmful Traditional Practices” in International Journal of Feminist Politics, Vol. 6, No. 2 (Summer 2004).

 “Stirring Gender into the Mainstream: Feminism, Constructivism and the Uses of Theory,” in International Studies Review, Vol. 5, No. 2, (Summer 2003).

 “‘Women and Children First’: Gender, Norms and Humanitarian Evacuation in the Balkans, 1991-1995” in International Organization, Vol. 57, No. 4, (Fall 2003). Reprinted in International Security and Conflict, edited by Bruce Russett. London: Ashgate, 2008.

 “Gender Theory in World Politics: Contributions of a Non-Feminist Standpoint” in International Studies Review, Vol. 4, No. 3, (Fall 2002).


Book Chapters and Non-Refereed Publications

 “Security or Human Security? Civil-Military Relations in Battlestar Galactica.” Manuscript in progress with Hrvoje Cvijanovic. Under review as chapter in Iver Neumann ed, Battlestar Galactica and International Relations, Routledge Press. Forthcoming 2010

 “Fighting the Laws of War: Protecting Civilians in Asymmetric Conflicts.” Foreign Affairs, March/April 2011.

 “Governing the Global Agenda: ‘Gatekeepers’ and ‘Issue Adoption’ in Transnational Advocacy Networks.” In Who Governs the Globe? edited by Martha Finnemore, Deborah Avant and Susan Sell. Forthcoming from Cambridge University Press.

 “The Enemy We Seek to Destroy,” in Evoking Genocide, edited by Adam Jones. Key Press: 2009.

 “Orphaned Again? Children Born of Wartime Rape as a Non-Issue for the Human Rights Network,” in The International Struggle for New Human Rights, edited by Clifford Bob. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2009.

 “Geneva 2.0,” in The National Interest, Summer 2008.

 “Gender, Ethnicity and Children’s Human Rights: Theorizing Babies Born of Rape and Exploitation.” In Born of War,edited by Charli Carpenter. Bloomfield, CT: Kumarian Press.

 “Protecting Children Born of War.” In Born of War, edited by Charli Carpenter. Bloomfield, CT: Kumarian Press 2004.

 “Beyond ‘Gendercide’: Operationalizing Gender in Comparative Genocide Studies” in International Journal of Human Rights, Vol. 6, No. 4, (Winter 2002). Reprinted in “Beyond ‘Gendercide’: Operationalizing Gender in Comparative Genocide Studies,” in Gendercide and Genocide, edited by Adam Jones. Nashville: Vanderbilt University Press 2004.

 “Forced Maternity, Children's Rights and the Genocide Convention” in Journal of Genocide Research, Vol. 2, No. 2, (July 2000).

 “Surfacing Children: Limitations of Genocidal Rape Discourse” in Human Rights Quarterly Vol. 22, No. 2, (May 2000). Reprinted in Women’s Human Rights: A Human Rights Quarterly Reader, edited by Bert Lockwood. Baltimore: John Hopkins University Press 2006.