Rebecca Turkington

Rebecca Turkington

  • Scholar
  • United States
  • 2020 PhD History
  • Clare Hall

After studying International Relations and History at Wellesley College, I spent eight years working on global gender policy in Washington, DC at the National Democratic Institute, the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace & Security, and the Council on Foreign Relations. My research on gender, conflict, and foreign policy focused on women's political agency and organizing—from their contributions to Track I peace negotiations, to their roles in terrorist groups. Through field work in Tunisia, Northern Ireland, Kenya, and China, I recognized how critical women's networks are to advancing change. During my History PhD at Cambridge I plan to study how women's transnational organizing influenced global policy in the 20th century, focusing on the contributions of women from the Middle East and North Africa. Understanding how women built and leveraged global networks offers an important perspective on rising international feminist activism today. 

Previous Education

Georgetown University Security Studies 2017
Wellesley College Internatnl Relations-History 2012