Sarah Gendron

Global Scholar Award, Queen's University Belfast - Human Rights

Sarah (Sally) Gendron is Associate Professor of French and Cultural Studies at Marquette University in Milwaukee Wisconsin. Sally is the author of Reading Repetition in the Work of Samuel Beckett, Jacques Derrida, and Gilles Deleuze (Peter Lang, 2008) and The Co-Opting of Education by Extremist Factions: Professing Hate (Routledge, 2020). She has also authored two literary translations, and numerous scholarly articles focusing on cultural propaganda, genocide, and gender studies. Sally is currently writing a book on gender-based violence in conflict settings. Titled Sub silentio, the book traces manifestations of sexual violence during national and international conflicts, the evolution of legal language proscribing sexual assault, and subsequent prosecution (or lack thereof). Modern conflicts examined include World Wars One and Two, the Baltic Wars, the 1994 Genocide in Rwanda, as well as gender-based violence within the military and at the hands of UN Peacekeepers. During the tenure of the fellowship, Sally will conduct the on-site research for three additional case studies: sexual assault during The Troubles in Northern Ireland, UK, sexual violence within the military in the Irish Republic, and the rape of Dalit women in India.