Politics of Sexual Violence Initiative
Housed at the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership, the initiative draws on in-depth research on the intersections of gender and violence for marginalized women around the world to inform activist organizing, policy debates, and art.
The PSVI has been fortunate to collaborate with the African American Policy Forum, Apne Aap International, and VDay to extend the impact and depth of our, collective, work for women and girls.
We are generously supported by the Novo Foundation.
Vice News: Women in/at War
Short documentaries exploring the complexities of women’s politics. First segment, on Sri Lanka, to be released in 2017.
Long-form multi-site documentary project exploring the lives and politics of women in and around Syria. (2017-2019)
The Female Fighter Series: Guernica Magazine
This series, developed and curated by Dr. Gowrinathan, pairs women novelists with female fighters in Colombia, Nepal, Nigeria, and the United States to explore the lived experiences of female militants, and reveal distinctive political identities. (December 2016)
This project is generously supported by Eve Ensler and VDay
Political Conflict, Gender, and People’s Rights Project, Berkeley University
Senior Research Scholar
Advisor & Researcher on the Legacies of Conflict in South Asia Archive.
United States Institute of Peace, Missing Peace Scholar
RESOLVE Research Network; Research Solutions to Violent Extremism