Elisabeth Jean Wood: "Rape in Armed Conflict: Patterns and Typologies"
Elisabeth Jean Wood is a Crosby Professor of the Human Environment and Professor of Political Science, International and Area Studies at Yale University. She is the author of Forging Democracy from Below: Insurgent Transitions in South Africa and El Salvador and Insurgent Collective Action and Civil War in El Salvador, and co-editor of Understanding and Proving International Sex Crimes and Political Representation. Among her recent works are "Rape as a Practice of War," "What Should We Mean by 'Pattern of Violence'?" (with Francisco Gutiérrez Sanín), and "Ideology in Civil War: Beyond Instrumental Adaptation" (with Gutiérrez Sanín). She is currently writing two books, one on sexual violence during war and a second on political violence in Colombia (with Gutiérrez Sanín). A fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, she teaches courses on comparative politics, political violence, collective action, and qualitative research methods. For more information, see