Helen M. Kinsella is an associate professor in the Political Science Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her research and teaching interests include contemporary political theory, feminist theories, international law, especially international humanitarian and human rights, armed conflict, and especially gender and armed conflict. She is a graduate of University of Minnesota-Minneapolis and prior to her appointment at Wisconsin held pre and post doctoral fellowships at, respectively, Harvard University and Stanford University. The Image Before the Weapon: A Critical History of the Distinction Between Combatant and Civilian. Cornell UP, April 2011.
Vilas Associates Award
Feminist Scholars' Fellowship for Spring 2016 semester.
Resident Fellowship at the Institute for Research in the Hummanities.
Feminist Scholars' Fellowship sponsored by the Center for Research on Gender and Women for the Spring, 2016 semester
Resident Fellowship at the Institute for Research in the Humanities for the Fall 2015 semester
Awarded the Sussex International Theory Prize for her book The Image Before the Weapon: A Critical History of the Distinction between Combatant and Civilian (Cornell University Press, 2011)
Lepgold Book Prize, Honorable Mention, The Image Before the Weapon: A Critical History of the Distinction between Combatant and Civilian, for the best book on international relations published in 2011