Columba Achilleos-Sarll, PhD
Affiliated Researcher

Columba Achilleos-Sarll is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Vienna and an affiliated Visiting Research Fellow at the Austrian Institute for International Affairs. She is currently working on a project on border security and migration using feminist and postcolonial approaches to security studies. She completed her PhD in 2021 at the University of Warwick, which was funded by the ESRC. Columba was previously a visiting researcher at the Centre for Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Yale University, and was the recipient of the 2019 ISA Global Development Studies Section Edward Said Award.

Her primary research examines the United Nation’s Security Council’s ‘Women, Peace and Security’ (WPS) agenda, focussing in particular on the UK’s implementation and institutionalisation of the agenda and the role of networked civil society. Beyond the WPS agenda, Columba’s research extends to feminist and postcolonial theories of International Relations, feminist foreign policy, gender and security, the gendered nature of Brexit, UK foreign policy, and visual politics. Her research has been published in International Affairs, International Feminist Journal of Politics, and the Journal of International Women’s Studies.


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