Lecture on Women in Wartime to be Presented

March 20, 2019

Lecture on Women in Wartime to be Presented

March 20, 2019

AMHERST, N.Y. – Dr. Alexis Henshaw, an expert on female combatants, will be the keynote speaker for Women’s History Month events planned at Daemen College.

Henshaw’s lecture, “Insurgent Women: Female Combatants in Civil Wars,” will be presented at 7 p.m. March 25 in the Research and Information Commons (RIC) Room 120. She will talk about how women are contributing to war and peace in complex conflicts, including Iraq and Russia-Ukraine, and why women are often invisible during wartime.

Henshaw, an assistant professor of political science at Troy University, is coauthor of the recently released book, “Insurgent Women: Female Combatants in Civil Wars,” and author of “Why Women Rebel: Understanding Women’s Participation in Armed Rebel Groups.”

She has been a consultant for U.N. Women (United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women), the U.N. Security Council’s Counterterrorism executive director, and several other government organizations.

The Daemen History and Politics Event Series lecture, which is free and open to the public, is being presented as part of the college’s Women’s History Month events.