ExpertiseConflict Prevention and Early Warning Systems
Democracy and Political Participation
International Security, Terrorism
Sexual Violence in Conflict
Women in African Peace and Security: Where Do Policy and Practice Stand? Webinar panelist Africa Center for Strategic Studies Nov 19, 2020
Why Is Mainstream International Relations Blind to Racism? multi authors analysis Foreign Policy July 3, 2020
COVID-19 blind spots on race, immigration and labour Policy Options May 19, 2020
Autocrats’ push for women in government: Window dressing, or real change? quoted in Christian Science Monitor Feb 5, 2019
Women, Colonial Resistance, and Decolonization The Palgrave Handbook of African Women’s Studies online Jan 17, 2020
Yolande Bouka (@yolandebouka) is an assistant professor in the Department of Political Studies at Queen’s University in Kingston. Her research and teaching focus on gender, African politics and security. She is a fellow at the Centre for the Study of Democracy and Diversity and a member of the board of Women in International Security (Canada). She has conducted fieldwork in conflict-affected countries, including Burundi, Rwanda, Kenya, and Namibia.
Her previous research is a book manuscript titled “In the Shadow of Prison: Power, Identity, and Transitional Justice in Post-Genocide Rwanda.” Previously she was a visiting assistant professor at the Elliott School of International Affairs at the George Washington University, and a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of Denver.
Yolande also has extensive experience with development and peace and security research agencies, including USAID, the UK Department for International Development, the United Nations, the African Union, the Center for Strategic and International Studies and the United States Institute of Peace. Between 2014 and 2016 she was a researcher at the Institute for Security Studies in the Conflict Prevention and Risk Analysis Division, focusing on Africa’s Great Lakes Region.
Yolande holds a Ph.D. in International Relations from the American University.