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Research Staff

Anna Gopsill

Doctoral Researcher

Current projects

Nov 2020 - Dec 2024

Effects of Externalisation

Project adviser and PhD candidate

Anna is a part-time Project Adviser with CMI, and works primarily with communications and project development. 

Additionally, Anna is a part-time PhD candidate in Human Rights at the School of Advanced Studies at the University of London. Her research centres the gender-genocide nexus and conflict-related sexual violence. Specifically, her PhD project examines the relationship between conflict-related sexual violence and masculinities - focused on male victims of sexual violence in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Rwanda and post-conflict legal provisions for male victims. 

Anna is Associate Editor at the International Journal for Human Rights. She is also coordinator of the Fritt-Ord funded Transitional Justice in Norway and Beyond seminar series that is based at the Centre on Law and Social Transformation

Anna holds an MA in Holocaust and Genocide Studies from the University of Amsterdam and an MA in Modern History from the University of St Andrews. Her main geographical focus is on Central and Eastern Europe, particularly Bosnia and Herzegovina and her final MA thesis was written on sexual violence perpetrated against men in Bosnia. She has previously worked as a researcher with Humanity in Action and Genocide Watch, and as a research assistant at the University of Bergen.