Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Dr. Andrea Molle
Dr. Nancy Martin
Dr. Lynn Horton
This research examines the historical context of female terrorists in Chechnya (referred to as Black Widows) as well as the female participants of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). The author explores women’s motivations for joining each of the conflicts, as well as the shifting role of women within terrorist organizations. Outcomes for women in civil society in both Chechnya and Sri Lanka after they leave the patriarchal structure of the military are also examined.
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Kadar, Rachel Elaine. "Gender, Terrorism, and Nation-Building: A Comparative Study of Chechnya's Black Widows and the Female Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam." Master's thesis, Chapman University, 2022. https://doi.org/10.36837/chapman.000376
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