Dr Katharine M Millar

Dr Katharine M Millar

Assistant Professor

Department of International Relations

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Key Expertise
Gender & international politics

About me

Katharine Millar is an Assistant Professor of International Relations in the Department of International Relations at the London School of Economics.

Her broad research interests lie in examining the gendered cultural narratives underlying the modern collective use of force. Dr. Millar's current work examines the relationship between support the troops discourses and normative citizenship in liberal democracies. Her current book project outlines a theory connecting gendered notions of political obligation with a relational account of the formation of political community. Her other on-going projects include an examination of historical and contemporary constructions of civilian masculinity in wartime, and an investigation into the links between gender, race, militarism, and contemporary democratic populism(s). Dr. Millar has also published on female combatants, gendered representations of violent death, military masculinity, and critical conceptions of militarism. 

Dr. Millar is a member of the Millennium journal Board of Trustees, and belongs to the  Friends of the Centre for Women, Peace and Security (formerly the Steering Committee) at the London School of Economics. She has participated in consultation processes regarding the UN's Women, Peace, and Security Agenda for the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the NATO Defense College and the NATO Defence Education Enhancement Project (DEEP). Dr. Millar has frequently been recognised for Inspiring Teaching in the LSE Students' Union student-nominated teaching awards.

Read an interview with Dr Millar from the LSE Leading Women series.

Previously, Dr. Millar was at the University of Oxford, where she held a Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada doctoral fellowship at Somerville College, and lectured in Politics at St. Anne's College. Before entering the academy, Dr. Millar worked as a policy researcher for a major Canadian political party. She holds a Masters of International Studies from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, Switzerland, and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada.


Expertise Details

Gender & international politics; poststructural; queer & feminist political thought; critical war & military studies; civil-military relations; political violence; gender & military; far right conspiracy