Allison Lau is a Women, Peace and Security Fellow at the Women’s International League of Peace and Freedom. She graduated with Distinction with an MSc International Development from the Global Development Institute at the University of Manchester, and holds a BA double major in Political Science and Psychology from McGill University. Her Master’s thesis focused on how gender was operationalized during conflict resolution and reconstruction in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and explored the gendered impacts of the international peacebuilding process. Her academic and advocacy interests lie in intersectional gender analysis, reconstruction and reconciliation, social movements, and women’s participation in decision-making and implementation roles.
Allison is a passionate harm reduction advocate within the live events industry, where she worked at the supervisory level for several years. She also currently volunteers as Operations Manager with Queer Toronto Literary Magazine, managing organizational logistics and producing resources on queer history and legislation. She hopes to blend her knowledge from these varying sectors in contributing to feminist peace.
- Phesheya Nxumalo (Winter-Spring 2021)