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Politics and International Relations (PIR): People


Thomas Charman

Thomas Charman
Thomas Charman
Edinburgh UK
Research Interests
Gender, gender and international relations, gender based violence, sexual violence, Gender and conflict, Masculinities, Militarised Masculinities, Sexual violence against men, Feminism, Poststructuralism, Discourse Analysis, Frame Analysis


Dr. Claire Duncanson

Dr. Zoe Marks

Summary of Research

My research focuses on the ways in which sexual violence against men in times of armed conflict has been framed by both non-governmental organisations and international legal institutions. In particular, I focus on what kinds of frames these organisations employ, and what kind of theoretical, conceptual, and practical implications these frames may have for understandings of both sexual violence against men  and the sexual violence discourse as a whole.

Conference Papers

Charman, T. (2016) The Construction of Sexual Violence against Men in Conflict: Towards an Understanding of Non-Governmental Organisation Reporting and Framing Processes. Presented at ISA Annual Convention March 16 - 19 2016, Atlanta

Teaching Experience

Sep-Dec 2015 - Study Skills

Sep-Dec 2016 - Introduction to Politics and International Relations

Sep-Dec 2016 - Study Skills

Grants and Awards

2014 - ESRC +3 Studentship - Politics and International Relations pathway (Open competition)

2012 - Swansea University Postgraduate Scholarship


MA International Relations - Swansea University

BA (Hons) Politics - Swansea University


International Studies Association