Dr Jillian Terry is an Assistant Professorial Lecturer and Deputy Director of LSE100: The LSE Course at the London School of Economics.
Her broad research interests lie in feminist International Relations theory, focusing in particular on the ethics of war and moral justifications of contemporary warfare practices. Jillian completed her PhD in International Relations at the LSE in 2016 under the supervision of Professor Kim Hutchings, and her doctoral research theorised a feminist ethical framework with which we can better understand the moral complexities of 21st century war, including the use of drones, private military security companies, and counterinsurgency tactics. In doing so, she engaged with the longstanding scholarly debate around just war and considered how feminist ethical interventions including empathy, experience, and relationality can uncover new and challenging theoretical considerations when thinking about the ethics of modern war. Currently, Jillian’s research includes projects on ethics in feminist security studies, the relationship between art, experience, and war, and an investigation into the value of co-teaching in interdisciplinary higher education. More generally, her research interests are in theoretical understandings of gender and international politics, the impact of war on women, and feminist surveillance studies.
Prior to joining the LSE, Jillian completed an MA in Political Science at Carleton University (Ottawa, Canada) and a BA (Honours) in Political Science at Memorial University (St. John’s, Canada). She was funded for both her MA and PhD research by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) and was also a Commonwealth Scholar from 2011 to 2014 while completing her PhD. Jillian’s work has been published in the International Feminist Journal of Politics and by Oxford University Press in the 2015 volume Gender and Private Security in Global Politics.