Dr Megan Mackenzie
H04 - Merewether Building
The University of Sydney
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Dr Mackenzie is on maternity leave until October 2013.
MacKenzie’s research bridges feminist international relations, critical security studies and development studies. Her book, Female Soldiers in Sierra Leone: Sex, Security, and Post-Conflict Development examines women’s participation in the 11-year civil war in Sierra Leone and the challenges and insecurities they faced during the post-conflict reintegration process. MacKenzie is also working on a collaborative project focused on the impacts of transitional justice mechanisms. In particular, the project looks at the long-term effects of the truth and reconciliation commission in Sierra Leone and the extent to which it achieved its lofty objectives.
Before joining the department, MacKenzie was a lecturer of International Relations at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. In 2009 she completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the Belfer Center for International Security and the Women and Public Policy Program at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.
- Feminist international relations
- International Security
- Critical/Post International Development
- Post-conflict reconstruction
- Transitional Justice
Teaching and supervision
- Women in Combat: a comparative analysis of removing the combat exclusion; MacKenzie M; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA).
Female Soldiers in Sierra Leone: Sex, Security and Post-Conflict Development (New York University Press, 2012)