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Thomas Charman

Thomas Charman
Name
Thomas Charman
Address
Edinburgh UK
Email
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
URL
http://www.pol.ed.ac.uk/people/phd_students/thomas_charman

Supervisors

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 discursively constructed by both non-governmental organisations and international legal institutions. Adopting a poststructuralist, Discourse-Theoretical approach, I analyse documents produced by NGOs and international legal institutions with the aim of problematising and developing a critical perspective on the discourses produced and reinforced by these texts.

Publications

Forthcoming

Charman, Thomas. (2018) "The Discursive Construction of Sexual Violence against Men in Conflict: Towards an Understanding of its Impact on Policy." In Sexual Violence against Men and Boys in Global Politics, edited by Marysia Zalewski, Paula Drumond, Elisabeth Prugl and Maria Stern. Abingdon, Routledge.

Conference Papers

Charman, Thomas. (2017) Discourse, Sexual Violence, and International Law: A Discourse-Theoretical Approach to Analysing the Articulation of Sexual Violence against Men in International Legal Decisions. Presented at EISA 11th Pan-European Conference September 13-16 2017, Barcelona

Charman, Thomas. (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

2017/2018

PLIT08004: Introduction to Politics and International Relations (Tutor)

PLIT08004: Study Skills (Tutor)

PLIT10094: Global Security (Tutor)

2016/2017

PLIT08004: Introduction to Politics and International Relations (Tutor)

PLIT08004: Study Skills (Tutor)

2015/2016

PLIT08004: Study Skills (Tutor)

Grants and Awards

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

2012 - Swansea University Postgraduate Scholarship

Education

MA International Relations - Swansea University

BA (Hons) Politics - Swansea University

Memberships

International Studies Association

European International Studies Association