Laura McLeod became a Lecturer in International Politics at the University of Manchester, UK in January 2011. She completed her PhD, ‘Gender Politics and Security Discourse: Feminist and Women’s Organising in “Post-conflict” Serbia’ at the University of Sheffield, UK in March 2011. Laura’s research interests cover a wide area, including international security studies, feminist and poststructural international relations theories, and gender politics in Europe. She is especially interested in war, the effects of war and post-conflict reconstruction, and is keen to pursue research exploring various configurations of “post-conflict”, and the gender impacts of those configurations. Her teaching interests include gender in politics and international relations, International Relations theory, security studies, human rights, war, peace and post-conflict studies. She is currently teaching specialist modules in Global Ethics, Security Studies and the Ethics of War and Peace.