Author Archives: Jessica Auchter

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Jessica Auchter is Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science, Public Administration, and Nonprofit Management at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Her work has appeared in Review of International Studies and the International Feminist Journal of Politics. Her current research focuses on the politics of dead bodies in international relations.

Gendering Terror

From the Chechen Black Widows, the female wing of the Sri Lankan Black Tigers, to Leila Khaled and the American middle-aged ‘Jihad Jane’, the media has noted female terrorism by exploring their lives, and  appearance. When these women are believed to be attractive, their participation in terrorism seems more shocking, as it mixes beauty and [...]

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