Faye Curtis

MSc Oxon

Research Topic:

Female warriors and the right to fight: assessing the implications of a feminised frontline
International Relations Network
The Queen's College
DPhil International Relations

Faye Curtis is a second-year doctoral candidate in International Relations at The Queen’s College, Oxford and a visiting student at the Centre de Recherches Internationales, SciencesPo. Her thesis draws on sociological theories of combat training and group cohesion to examine the integration of women into frontline units of organised sate militaries. This research is generously supported by an ESRC Studentship and Queen's College Waverley Scholarship.

At SciencesPo, Faye teaches two undergraduate courses:

  • Gender, Peace and Security

  • Research methods in Political Science

Prior to her doctoral studies, Faye worked for the UK diplomatic service at NATO HQ in Brussels, where she specialised on operations in Afghanistan. She holds an MSc in Global Governance and Diplomacy from the University of Oxford, as well as a BA in Global Politics and International Relations (first class) and an MRes in Politics (distinction) from Birkbeck, University of London.