David Eichert

David Eichert

PhD candidate

Department of International Relations

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Key Expertise
international law, sexual violence, feminism, LGBT, international courts

About me

I study international courts and sexual violence, using constructivist, feminist, and queer IR theory to interpret the actions of international lawyers and judges. My work is fairly interdisciplinary, drawing upon critical legal theory and interpretive social science methodologies to better understand the norms and day-to-day practice of international law. I am also interested in broader questions of international law, including how categories of sexuality and gendered victimhood are constructed and reinforced by the actions of lawyers, judges, and NGOs. At LSE, I am affiliated with the IR Department’s International Theory cluster as well as the Mannheim Doctoral Working Group at the Mannheim Centre for Criminology.

In addition to my PhD research, I work as a research assistant for the GCRF Gender, Justice and Security Hub. I also serve on the editorial board of Millennium: Journal of International Studies and have previously peer reviewed articles for the International Feminist Journal of Politics and the Journal of Conflict Resolution.

In 2020 I earned a JD from Cornell Law School, where I worked as an Articles Editor for the Cornell International Law Journal. I previously earned an MA from New York University and a BA from Brigham Young University. My pronouns are he/him or they/them.

Research topic

Gendering the Practice of International Criminal Tribunals: Sexual Violence Against Men, Transgender Women, and Non-Binary People in International Law


Kirsten Ainley
Paul Kirby
Mark Hoffman


Expertise Details

International Law; International Criminal Tribunals; Sexual Violence; Constructivism; Feminist/Queer IR; Practice Theory; Crimes Against Humanity