Aisling Swaine is Associate Professor of Practice of International Affairs at the Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University, Washington DC.

Aisling specializes in issues of violence against women related to armed conflict; feminist legal theory and transitional justice; and the women, peace and security agenda, most notably on national action plans. Prior to her current post, Aisling worked extensively with the United Nations and aid organisations in humanitarian settings globally, as well as at international policy levels. Aisling has a forthcoming book titled: Conflict-Related Violence Against Women: Transforming Transition (Cambridge University Press, 2016).