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.
Sponsored by the Daemen Women’s Studies Program, all Women’s History Month events are free and open to the public.
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 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.
On March 20, Dr. Karolina Krasuska will discuss “Women and the Holocaust” at 7 p.m. in the Wick Campus Center Social Room. Her discussion will draw from her book, “Women and the Holocaust: New Perspectives and Challenges,” which she co-edited.
Krasuska is an assistant professor at the University of Warsaw, where she also serves as vice director for research at the Institute for the Americas and Europe.
Other Women’s History Month events planned at Daemen are: