Alicia Elaine Luedke

Department of Political ScienceUniversity of British Columbia


Alicia Luedke is currently carrying out her PhD in Political Science at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, B.C., Canada. She also has experience working as a researcher and consultant for different national, regional and international non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in the Great Lakes and Horn of Africa Regions, particularly South Sudan where she has been working on and off since 2012. Along those lines, her doctoral work looks at the effect of global efforts to respond to, and prevent conflict-related sexual violence on armed group practices of rape and other-related offenses in war, drawing on extended local fieldwork from South Sudan. Her research seeks to understand the ways in which international discourses and policies addressing sexual violence in armed conflict influence perceptions and practices on the ground where they are intended to have the greatest impact.

Award Information

Conflict Research Fellowship

University of British Columbia

Gender, Sexual Violence and Control in South Sudan's Ongoing War