George, Nicole

The University of Queensland


Nicole George is an Associate Professor in the School of Political Science & International Studies at the University of Queensland. She has a strong interest in the ways that gender and regulatory authority intersect in Pacific Island states as well as women’s experiences of conflict and conflict transition processes.  She has undertaken field-work on these questions in a range of Pacific countries including, Fiji, Bougainville, New Caledonia and Solomon Islands.  Her recent research publications appear in International Affairs, Cooperation and Conflict, International Feminist Journal of PoliticsInternational Political Science Review, and Australian Journal of International Affairs. She is the author of a monograph titled Situating Women: Gender Politics and Circumstance in Fiji (ANU Press 2012) and currently finalising a new project on the regulation of gender violence in Fiji, Bougainville and New Caledonia provisionally titled Mediating between Rights and Rightfulness: Institutional perspectives on gender and violence in the Pacific Islands.