Hatti Sellers | LSU Political Science

Email:  hselle6@lsu.edu 
Office:  Off-Campus


MA: Political Science, Louisiana State University
BA: Joint Honours in Political and American Studies, University of Nottingham, UK


I am currently in my final year of my doctoral studies, completing a dissertation that examines gendered inclusion in Disarmament, Demobilization, and Reintegration programs.  I have previously completed a Master's degree in Political Science from LSU with a thesis examining rebel governance, and a Bachelor's degree (Joint Honours) in Politics and American Studies from the University of Nottingham with an international study year at LSU.  I have previously worked in humanitarian response with the British Red Cross, as well as local and county government in the United Kingdom in the education department and the arts and culture department.

Areas of Interest

My research focuses broadly on gendered elements of conflict.  My dissertation research is centered on conceptualizing gender in post-conflict processes, specifically during the Disarmament, Demobilization, and Reintegration process, using feminist analysis.  Other research interests include the use of conflict-related sexual violence by rebel groups, how the presence of women and girl combatants may shape rebel group characteristics, and how the inclusion of women and girls in post-conflict processes shape gender norms in conflict-affected societies.

Academic Awards and Honors

Invited participant in the Rising Scholars Workshop (Peace Science Society International, 2022)
Invited participant at the New Era Workshop (Bridging the Gap, 2023)

Teaching Experience

Instructor of Record, Louisiana State University
     POLI 2057  Introduction to International Politics (Fall 2022; Spr 2023; Fall 2023)
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Louisiana State University
      POLI 2053  Introduction to Comparative Politics (Fall 2020; Spr 2021; Spr 2022)
      POLI 4060  ST: Comparative Politics/Campaigns and Elections around the World (Fall 2021
      POLI 4062  Comparative Political Economy: Politics of Inequality (Fall 2020)


Women in Conflict Studies Network
Empirical Study of Gender Research Network
Peace Science Society International 
American Political Science Association
International Studies Association