Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Studies (CHRHS)

Catherine Lutz

Thomas J. Watson, Jr. Family Professor of International Studies, Professor of Anthropology

Professor Catherine Lutz is the author or co-author of many books and articles on a range of issues, including security and militarization, gender violence, and transportation. Professor Lutz’s research within the humanitarian sector has focused on the transformations of war, as well as on peacekeeping and gender, military basing and anti-basing social movements. Writing and speaking widely in a variety of media, she has also consulted with a variety of civil society organizations as well as with the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations and the government of Guam.

She is currently leading a large interdisciplinary project on the human, social, and financial costs of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.  The Costs of War project has brought together over 35 scholars and practitioners from across the social sciences with expertise in these areas, and their research output is available at costsofwar.org.