Margaret is a postdoctoral fellow at the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and a research associate at the Institute of Women, Peace and Security at Georgetown University. Her research looks at all-women contingents on the front lines of peace and security.
Margaret Jenkins is a research associate at the Institute of Women, Peace and Security at Georgetown University. Her recent work, forthcoming in an edited volume by the US Institute of Peace Press, focuses on an all-female peacekeeping contingent monitoring a ceasefire between the Government of the Philippines and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front in the southern Philippines. She is now expanding this work into a larger research project on all-women contingents working on the front lines of peace and security operations. This project is funded by a two-year postdoctoral fellowship from the Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council of Canada, and will examine cases of all-women contingents in Afghanistan, Haiti, Iraq, Liberia, the Philippines, as well as other countries. In addition to her research on women peacekeepers, Margaret has ongoing research examining the policy challenges raised by religious and ideological pluralism, and published “Political Liberalism and Toleration in Foreign Policy” in the Journal of Social Philosophy in Spring 2010. Margaret has worked at the Canadian International Development Agency and the UN Development Fund for Women, and was a Visiting Fellow at Harvard’s Government Department from 2004-05. She has worked in Malawi, Zimbabwe and most recently, Vietnam, where she lived from 2009-2011. She received her PhD from the University of Toronto in 2010.
All-Women Contingents on the Front Lines of Peace and Security