Dr Nicole George

Senior Lecturer

School of Political Science and International Studies
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
n.george2@uq.edu.au
+61 7 334 69368

Overview

Nicole’s research focuses on the gendered politics of conflict and peacebuilding, violence, security and participation, broadly conceived. She has a strong interest in feminist institutional theory, as well as conceptual debates on regulatory pluralism and contested notions of (gendered) order as they are evident in local and global politics. Since the early 2000s, she has conducted research in the Pacific Islands region focusing on gender politics, gendered security and post conflict transition in Fiji, New Caledonia and Bougainville. She has worked in collaboration with women’s organisations and women decision-makers and women policy-makers in these settings to progress aspects of this work. In 2012, her work received national recognition when she was awarded an Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Researcher Award for a 3-year study into the relationship between women’s participation in decision-making and their physical security in the Pacific region. Aside from the scholarly publications listed below, she has made influential contributions to national and regional intergovernmental policy forums on gender, security and development program, and is a regular contributor to national and regional on-line opinion editorial sites.

Research Interests

  • Gender
  • Peace and Conflict
  • Pacific Islands
  • Peacebuilding
  • Women in Politics
  • Violence Against Women

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Arts, Monash University
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Australian National University

Publications

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Supervision

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Available Projects

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Publications

Featured Publications

Book

Book Chapter

  • George, Nicole (2016). 'Lost in Translation': gender violence, human rights and women's capabilities in Fiji. In Aletta Biersack, Margaret Jolly and Martha Macintyre (Ed.), Gender violence and human rights: seeking justice in Fiji, Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu (pp. 81-125) Canberra, Australia: ANU Press.

  • George, Nicole and Doerksen, Chantelle (2016). Gender and peacebuilding: hybridity and friction in the Pacific Islands. In Pamina Firchow and Harry Anastasiou (Ed.), Practical approaches to peacebuilding: putting theory to work (pp. 81-108) Boulder, CO, United States: Lynne Rienner Publishers.

  • George, Nicole (2015). Women in politics: Pacific Islands and New Zealand. In Women, policy and political leadership: regional perspectives in today's world (pp. 79-86) Singapore, Singapore: Konrad-Adenauer Stiftung.

  • George, Nicole (2014). Gender in the Pacific Islands. In Charles Hawkesly and Nichole Georgiou (Ed.), The Globalization of World Politics: Case Studies from Australia, New Zealand and the Asia Pacific 3rd ed. (pp. 59-62) South Melbourne, VIC, Australia: Oxford University Press.

  • George, Nicole (2014). In sickness and in health: evolving trends in gay rights advocacy in Fiji. In Niko Besnier and Kalissa Alexeyeff (Ed.), Gender on the edge: transgender, gay and other Pacific Islanders (pp. 293-322) Honolulu, United States: University of Hawaiʻi Press.

  • George, Nicole (2013). Beyond cultural constraint: gender, security and participation in the Pacific Islands. In Sara E. Davies, Zim Nworka, Eli Stamnes and Sarah Teitt (Ed.), Responsibility to Protect and Women, Peace and Security: Aligning the Protection Agendas (pp. 155-180) Leiden, Holland: Martinus Nijhof Publishers.

  • George, Nicole (2009). Shifting Terrains of Transnational Engagement: Women's Organizing in Fiji. In D'Costa, Bina and Lee-Koo, Katrina (Ed.), Gender and Global Politics in the Asia-Pacific (pp. 175-193) United States: Palgrave Macmillan.

  • George, Nicole (2006). Coup spells more trouble for long suffering Fijians. In Barbara Nelson and Robin Jeffrey (Ed.), Capturing the year 2007: Writings from the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific (pp. 180-183) Canberra, ACT, Australia: ANU College of Asia and the Pacific.

  • George, Nicole (2002). French monopoly of the linguistic marketplace. In Anthony J. Liddicoat and Karis Muller (Ed.), Perspectives on Europe: Language Issues and Lanaguage Planning in Europe (pp. 61-79) Melbourne: Language Australia.

Journal Article

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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Possible Research Projects

Note for students: The possible research projects listed on this page may not be comprehensive or up to date. Always feel free to contact the staff for more information, and also with your own research ideas.