Dr Holly  Porter

Dr Holly Porter

Research Fellow

Department of International Development

About me

Holly Porter is a Research Fellow in the Firoz Lalji Centre for Africa, Department of International Development at the London School of Economics and holds a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship with the Institute of Development Policy and Management (University of Antwerp) and the Conflict Research Group (Ghent University). Dr. Porter’s research has focused on gender, sexualities, violence, and local notions of healing and justice in northern Uganda where she has lived for more than ten years. Previously, she has worked in South Sudan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Azerbaijan, and Palestine in the fields of access to justice, gender-based violence, transitional justice, peacebuilding and human rights.

She is the author of After rape: violence justice and social harmony in Uganda published by Cambridge University Press. Her work has also been published in journals including Africa, the Women's Studies International Forum, and the Journal of Eastern African Studies.

Selected publications

Expertise

Dr Porter's research focuses on gender; sexual violence; social healing and justice; particularly on women’s experiences after rape in northern Uganda