Katelyn Jones

ACLS/Mellon Public Fellow, Women, Peace, and Security

Areas of expertise: Global Food & Agriculture


Katelyn Jones is the Women, Peace, and Security Fellow at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and Public Fellow for the American Council of Learned Societies. Her research concerns gender politics in international organizations, and is especially focused on gender mainstreaming in policy formation and implementation. To date, her primary research has centered on the United Nations Security Council’s “Women, Peace, and Security” (WPS) agenda, including completion of the first and only analysis of UNSC debates on WPS issues. She earned a PhD and MA in political science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and an AB in government from Georgetown University. Prior to joining the Council, Jones was visiting faculty in international politics at the University of Richmond and Barnard College. She has also worked at the Center for Religious Freedom in Washington, DC, and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency in St. Louis. Her research has been selected for presentations at the London School of Economics’ Centre for Women, Peace, and Security, as well as Women In International Security’s Next Generation Symposium on the future of WPS.


In the News

Wait Just a Minute: Katelyn Jones

Global Insight, September 12, 2019

The US Shouldn't Ignore the G-7 Gender Equality Recommendations

Global Insight, August 28, 2019

Islamic State Men and Women Must Be Treated the Same

E-International Relations, August 26, 2019

More than Leaning In: Institutional Change and an Intersectional Approach to Supporting Women in Science

Global Food For Thought, August 22, 2019

Women, Peace, and Security: How Gender Bias Hampers Counter-Terrorism

Global Insight, April 9, 2019

Women, Peace, and Security: New Resources for WPS Scholars and Practitioners

Global Insight, February 25, 2019

‘Just Add Women and Stir’—a Perfect Recipe for Dashed Hopes and Disappointment

The Hill, January 24, 2019

Women, Peace, and Security: Challenging Dominant Narratives

Global Insight, January 10, 2019