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This is Dr Cai Wilkinson’s portfolio (under development), where you can find details about her research, teaching and related activities.

Cai is a Senior Lecturer in International Relations at Deakin University, Australia, as well as Associate Head of School (International) for the School of Humanities and Social Sciences and Course Director for the Bachelor of International Studies.

Formerly a Lecturer in Russian at the University of Birmingham in the UK, Cai’s research focuses on societal security with a particular focus on genders, sexualities and LGBTQ rights.

She recently co-edited a special issue of the Journal of Human Rights on resistance to LGBT rights, and is currently working on a book project examining the domestic and international politics of LGBT human rights claims in the post-Soviet space.

She has previously published in Security Dialogue (where her article is amongst the top ten most cited articles) Central Asian Survey, Europe-Asia Studies and Nationalities Papers, as well as writing book chapters on a range of topics including interpretive ethnographic methods, securitization, statebuilding in Central Asia, and LGBT rights in Kyrgyzstan.

Full details of her publications can be found on Academia.edu, and she is guest blogging for leading IR blog Duck of Minerva in the latter half of 2015.

Cai is a former Chair of the International Studies Association’s LGBTQA Caucus and currently serves on the Long Range Planning Committee, and Executive Committee of the Feminist Theory and Gender Studies Section as a Member-at-Large.