Dr Philipp Schulz, University of Bremen

Book Launch - Male Survivors of Wartime Sexual Violence: Perspectives from Northern Uganda


Dr Philipp Schulz, University of Bremen

In this seminar, Dr Philipp Schulz will talk about his recently launched book 'Male Survivors of Wartime Sexual Violence: Perspectives from Northern Uganda' (University of California Press), based on his doctoral research conducted at the Transitional Justice Institute in Ulster University, Northern Ireland.

Although wartime sexual violence against men occurs more frequently than is commonly assumed, its dynamics are remarkably underexplored, and male survivors’ experiences remain particularly overlooked.

This reality is poignant in northern Uganda, where sexual violence against men during the early stages of the conflict was geographically widespread, yet now accounts of those incidents are not just silenced and neglected locally but also widely absent from analyses of the war.

Based on rare empirical data, this book seeks to remedy this marginalization and to illuminate the seldom-heard voices of male sexual violence survivors in northern Uganda, bringing to light their experiences of gendered harms, agency, and justice.

"The Ugandan men who have survived male-perpetrated wartime rape have a lot to teach us - about constructing non-oppressive masculinities, creating mutual support, and building gender-aware sustainable peace. In his ethnographically nuanced study, Philipp Schulz also charts a more grounded approach to international justice."

Cynthia Enloe, author of The Big Push: Exposing and Challenging the Persistence of Patriarchy


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03:00PM to 04:30PM

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