Dr. Catia C. Confortini

Catia C. Confortini is Associate Professor at the Peace and Justice Studies Program at Wellesley College in the US. She received her Ph.D. in International Relations from the University of Southern California and her MA Degree in International Peace Studies at the Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame.

Her research and publications explore the contributions of women's peace activism to peace studies as an academic field and as a practice, as well as feminist theorizing of peace and violence. More recently, she has explored the relationship between feminist peace research – with its normative commitment to a world without (gendered) violence – and global health. This has resulted in the co-edited book (with Tiina Vaittinen) entitled Gender, Global Health, and Violence: Feminist Perspectives on Peace and Disease (RLI, 2020). Her work has been published in Health Policy and Planning, The International Feminist Journal of Politics, Peace and Change, Journal of International Political Theory, and International Political Sociology. She is the author of Intelligent Compassion: Feminist Critical Methodology in the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (OUP, 2012); co-editor (with Tarja Väyrynen, Élise Féron, and Swati Parashar) of The Handbook of Feminist Peace Research (Routledge 2021); and co-editor (with Tiina Vaittinen and Shweta Singh) of the book series Feminist Studies on Peace, Justice, and Violence (Edinburgh University Press).