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Dr Rosie Walters

Dr Rosie Walters

Lecturer in International Relations

School of Law and Politics

2.19, Law Building, Museum Avenue, Cardiff, CF10 3AX


My research analyses girls’ negotiation of girl power discourses in international politics. My most recent research analysed how girls participating in an international development campaign to fund girls’ education in the Global South adapted it to fit their more radical vision of what girls’ empowerment might look like.  I adopt a feminist, postcolonial and poststructuralist theoretical approach to explore how girls’ opportunities and capabilities are constructed in the Global North and South, and the agency and creativity they show in expanding those opportunities.  My previous research has also analysed the activism of Malala Yousafzai and her negotiation of attempts to co-opt her story into dominant, post-9/11 discourses about Pakistan and Islam.  I have previously worked for the British Red Cross and Plan International UK.


I have a BA in French and Italian, an MSc in Gender and International Relations, an MSc in Social Science Research Methods (Politics) and a PhD, all from the University of Bristol.  I have previously worked for the British Red Cross, Royal National Lifeboat Institution and Plan International UK.








I teach the second-year module "The Power and Politics of Research Methods" and the third-year module "Representing Development."