Catia Confortini is Assistant Professor of Peace and Justice Studies at Wellesley College. She is currently serving as chair of the Women’s Caucus in International Studies of the International Studies Association. She is WILPF’s Vice President 2015-2018.
Her research focuses on the contribution of women’s peace activism to peace studies as an academic field and as a practice. Her recent book entitled Intelligent Compassion: the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom and Feminist Peace (Oxford University Press 2013) examines gendered understandings of peace in WILPF. Her most recent project entitled Bio-Pink: Gender, Power and the Transnational Diffusion of Breast Cancer Governance in Nigeria, explores the diffusion of biomedical and pink ribbon cultures of breast cancer. For this project she has been awarded an American Post-doctoral Research Fellowship from the American Association of University Women.