Ruth Lawlor

Academic Year: 
2018-19
Direction: 
To Yale
Exchange Partners: 
Cambridge University
Project Title: 
Rape and American Soldiers in Europe, World War II, 1942-1946

Ruth Lawlor is a PhD candidate in History at the University of Cambridge. Her research in U.S. foreign policy focuses on conflict related sexual violence and is supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, Cambridge Trust, and the Robert Gardiner Memorial Fund. Her dissertation is a study of rape committed by American GIs in Britain, France and Germany during the Second World War. Ruth is co-editor of U.S. Studies Online, the postgraduate journal of the British Association for American Studies. She was a Visiting Scholar at Boston University in 2017 and is a recipient of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations’ Samuel Flagg Bemis Dissertation Research Grant. She is part of the Global Health 50/50 collective, an advocacy and accountability initiative to ensure gender equality in global health. Ruth is a graduate of University College Cork, Ireland, and holds an MA in International Relations and a BA in History and English.