Míla O’Sullivan Researcher
Míla O'Sullivan is a Researcher at the Centre for Global Political Economy. Her research interest straddles feminist international relations, feminist security studies and feminist political economy. Through her focus on gender and war, the UN Women, Peace and Security agenda, gender and diplomacy and feminist foreign policy, she explores institutions of security governance (NATO, OSCE), foreign policies of Central European countries and the Russian invasion of Ukraine, including through field research. Her research also addresses decolonial issues, the politics of knowledge production and East-West feminist dialogue. She studied International Relations and Diplomacy at the Anglo-American University in Prague (Mgr.) and International Relations and European Studies, a joint doctoral programme of the Institute of International Relations and the Metropolitan University Prague (Ph.D.). In the past, she worked on human rights in civil society organizations Otevřená společnost o. p. s. and Open Society Fund Prague. At present, she is a Lecturer of feminist security studies at Charles University. She serves in Czech government advisory bodies as a member of the Committee for Institutional Security of Gender Equality at the Government Council for Gender Equality and a member of the Interdepartmental Working Group for the Women, Peace and Security Agenda.
- O’Sullivan, Míla; Krulišová, Kateřina. 2022. “This Agenda Will Never Be Politically Popular”: Central Europe’s Anti-Gender Mobilization and The Czech Women, Peace and Security Agenda. In J. Shepherd, Laura (ed.). The Women, Peace and Security Agenda. Place, Space, and Knowledge Production. Oxon and New York: Routledge. (Link)
- Krulišová, Kateřina; O'Sullivan, Míla. 2022. “Feminist Security Studies in Europe: Beyond Western Academics’ Club”. In Stern, Maria; Towns, Ann E. (eds.). Feminist IR in Europe: Knowledge Production in Academic Institutions. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan. 33-53. (Link)
Kratochvíl, Petr; O'Sullivan, Míla. 2023. A War like No Other: Russia's Invasion of Ukraine as a War on Gender Order. European Security. Vol. 32, issue 3, 347-366. (Link)
O'Sullivan, Míla; Krulišová, Kateřina. 2023. Central European Subalterns Speak Security (too): Towards a Truly Post-Western Feminist Security Studies. Journal of International Relations and Development. Published online: 27 Aug 2023. (Link)
- O'Sullivan, Míla; Krulišová, Kateřina. 2023. Women, Peace and Security in central Europe: in between the western agenda and Russian imperialism. International Affairs. Vol. 99, issue 2, 625–643. (Link)
- O'Sullivan, Míla; Krulišová, Kateřina. 2020. “This Agenda Will Never Be Politically Popular”: Central Europe’s Anti-Gender Mobilization and The Czech Women, Peace and Security Agenda, International Feminist Journal of Politics. (Link)
- O’Sullivan, Míla. 2020. The Forgotten Lives: Connecting Gender, Security and Everyday Livelihoods in Ukraine’s Conflict. Politics & Gender. Vol. 16, issue 3. (Link)
- O’Sullivan, Míla. 2019. “Being strong enough to defend yourself”: untangling the Women, Peace and Security agenda amidst the Ukrainian conflict, International Feminist Journal of Politics. Vol.21, issue 5, 746-767. (Link)
- O’Sullivan, Míla. 2019. The Women, Peace and Security Agenda: The Unfinished Story of Feminist Revolution versus Compromise in Global Politics. Mezinárodní vztahy / Czech Journal of International Relations. Vol. 54, issue 4. (Link)
- 2022-2024: Regional Cultures and Challenges: Implementation of UN’s Women, Peace and Security Agenda (WPS) in Central and Eastern Europe, British Academy Small Research Grant, Co-applicant.
- 2017-2021: Gender Equality in Czech Foreign Policy and DevelopmentAssistance. Projekt OPZ, spoluřešitelka.
- 2017-2018: Feminist Security Scholarship and Its Influence on Gender, Peace and Security Policies of the EU, NATO and the OSCE. Interní grantový systém, Metropolitní univerzita Praha, hlavní řešitelka.
- 2018-2019: The Role of Feminist Knowledge in Institutions of Global Security Governance. Interní grantový systém, Metropolitní univerzita Praha, hlavní řešitelka.