Elisabeth Marteu is a Consulting Senior Fellow for Middle East Politics at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS). She has carried out research on Middle East politics and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, including from a gender approach since her PhD thesis dedicated to women’s movements in Israel-Palestine (Sciences Po Paris 2009). Since then she has taught Gender Issues in the Middle East, and has co-coordinated a research programme on the globalization of gender that led to the publication of an edited volume La globalisation du genre: mobilisations, cadres d’actions, savoirs (with Ioana Cistocea and Delphine Lacombe, PUR, 2018 – to be published by Routledge). She has analysed the implementation of UNSCR 1325 “women, peace and security” in Israel-Palestine and has documented Palestinian women’s involvement in political violence. She is now pursuing her reflections on “gendering security” by questioning gender and PVE (Preventing Violent Extremism) - CVE (Countering Violent Extremism) measures in Europe and the Middle East.
Marianna Muravyeva’s research is interdisciplinary bringing together history, social sciences and law to examine long-term trends and patterns in social development with a special focus on normativity, gender and violence. Some of her most recent projects focus on violence against women, family violence (violence against parents and domestic violence), the history of crime (homicide and, particularly, femicide), legal history, gender history, and history of sexuality. Professor Muravyeva co-chairs the Women and Gender Network of the European Social Sciences History Conference and a founding member of the Russian Association of Women’s Historians (RAIZhI). She has published extensively, including edited volumes Parricide and Violence Against Parents throughout History: (De)Constructing Family and Authority? (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017), Domestic Disturbances, Patriarchal Values: Violence, Family and Sexuality in Early Modern Europe (New York: Routledge, 2015); and numerous articles and books chapters.