Sarah is a Research Officer at the LSE Centre for Women, Peace and Security where she works on the 'Feminist International Law of Peace and Security', 'Gendered Peace' and ‘Tackling Violence Against Women and Girls’ projects. She is author of Gendering Peace: UN Peacebuilding in Timor-Leste (Routledge, Gender in Global Politics Series, 2019).
She was previously a Visiting Assistant Professor of Gender Studies at Central European University in Budapest and has also taught at Monash University, Swinburne University of Technology and Australian Catholic University in Melbourne.
Her research interests lie broadly in critical approaches to, and understandings of, security and insecurity. You can find Sarah on Twitter at @sj_smith418.
- ‘Intersectionality and peace’ (with Elena B. Stavrevska), 2020. In Oliver Richmond & Gëzim Visoka (eds.) The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Peace and Conflict Studies,
- ‘Women, Peace & Security as evolving contested terrain’ (with Aiko Holvikivi), 2020. LSE Women, Peace & Security blog. Available at:
- ‘Bodies/biopolitics/identity’, (with Christine Agius), 2020. In Tarja Väyrynen, Élise Féron, Peace Medie, Swati Parashar & Catia Confortini (eds.) Routledge Handbook of Feminist Peace Research.