Dr. Christelle Rigual is an International Relations scholar focusing on Conflict and Security Studies through critical and gender perspectives. Her research pertains to the global governance of security, with interests in the global framework regulating the use of force as well as the dynamics between gender, conflict, politico-religious extremism, and peacebuilding.
She is currently Post-doctoral Researcher and Research Coordinator at the Graduate Institute’s Gender Centre, where she leads the implementation of the r4d/SNSF project The Gender Dimensions of Social Conflict, Armed Violence and Peacebuilding. She has published in Peacebuilding and co-authored chapters in Cambridge University Press edited volumes. She lectures on international relations, international security, gender in international action, and qualitative methods in international higher education institutions. Prior to coordinating research at the Gender Centre, she was Associated Researcher with the Small Arms Survey, where her research and publications focused on international measures on arms control (the Arms Trade Treaty, UN Programme of Action, International Tracing Instrument, and UN sanctions), and the authorized global trade in small arms and light weapons. She holds a PhD in International Relations/Political Science from the Graduate Institute, Geneva.