Dr Olga Jurasz is a senior lecturer in law at the Open University Law School, specialising in international law, gender and human rights.
Olga’s current research interest are international law, human rights & post-conflict situations. She is particularly interested in how various mechanisms of public international law address the long-term impact of armed conflict on women and how women’s rights are protected in the aftermath of war, during the process of transition from war to peace.
Another area of research is online violence against women, online trolling and gender-based abuse on social media. Olga is working on several projects which are related to this area.
Olga has published in these areas and presented her research at many conferences, both in the UK and internationally. She is also a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Gender Studies.
In September 2016, Olga co-organised (with Solange Mouthaan, Warwick Law School & Dr Anel Boshoff and Prof. Ryszard Piotrowicz, Aberystwyth University) the third "Women in and at War" conference (Open Univeristy, September 2016).
In September 2014, Olga co-organised (with Solange Mouthaan, Warwick Law School & Dr Anel Boshoff and Prof. Ryszard Piotrowicz, Aberystwyth University) the second "Women in and at War" conference (Warwick University, 18-19 September 2014).
In September 2013, Olga co-organized (with Kim Barker, Birmingham Law School) a "Virtual Gender (Un)Conference" (Open University Law School, 12th September 2013).
In May 2012, Olga co-organized (with Dr Anel Boshoff and Prof. Ryszard Piotrowicz) a conference "Women in War and at War" (Aberystwyth University, 11-12 May 2012).