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Gwendolene Cheve

Gwendolene Cheve is a PhD candidate in Politics & International Relations and holds an MSc in International Development (Conflict, Security and Development) and a BA (Hons) in Anthropology and Political Science.

Her doctoral thesis is entitled “What happened after we put our guns down: Reconceptualising the social reintegration experiences of former female combatants in post conflict Sierra Leone." In this she seeks to develop a more dynamic and nuanced understanding of the extent to, and ways in which female combatant’s experience of conflict and social reintegration interventions has shaped their lives since they put “their guns down”.

Research Interests

Gender and development, feminist security studies, peace and conflict studies, post conflict reconstruction,


Prof. Gabrielle Lynch, Dr. Julia Welland and Dr. Briony Jones

Scholarships and Grants

Department of Politics and International Studies University of Warwick: Scholarship (2018 - 2022)

British Institute in Eastern Africa (BIEA): Fieldwork funding - £1,000 (2019)

Monash - Warwick Alliance: PhD mobility grant - £2,000 (2019-2020)


Baek, C.A., Cheve, G and Xie, K (2019) Toolkit for integrating a gender-sensitive approach into research. Warwick Interdisciplinary Research Centre for International Development.