Award: Fulbright US Global Scholar
Sponsor: Dublin City University
Institution: Marquette University Milwaukee
Saraah Gendron is Associate Professor of French and Cultural Studies at Marquette University in Milwaukee Wisconsin. Gendron is the author of Reading Repetition in the Work of Samuel Beckett, Jacques Derrida, and Gilles Deleuze (Peter Lang, 2008) and The Co-Opting of Education by Extremist Factions: Professing Hate (Routledge, 2020), two literary translations, and numerous scholarly focusing on cultural propaganda, genocide, and gender studies. Gendron is currently writing a book on gender-based violence in conflict settings. Titled Sub silentio, the book traces manifestations of sexual violence at the hands of security forces, the evolution of legal language proscribing sexual assault, and subsequent prosecution (or lack thereof). During the tenure of the fellowship, Gendron will conduct the on-site research for three case studies: the sexual assault during The Troubles in Northern Ireland, U.K, sexual violence within the military in the Irish Republic, and sexual abuse by the police in India.