Heather M. Turcotte holds a joint appointment with the University of Connecticut’s Department of Political Science and Women’s Studies Program and is affiliated with the International Studies Program. She teaches in the fields of international relations and feminist studies with a focus on interdisciplinary approaches to global politics. Dr. Turcotte’s book-length project Petro-Sexual Politics: The Geopolitics of Knowledge, Violence and Transnational Justice examines discourses of terrorism and gender violence, international security and human rights within U.S.-Nigerian petroleum relations. Her work articulates critical feminist geopolitics and methods of desegregation as a way to intervene in U.S. imperialism and consider a plurality of global justice frameworks. Dr. Turcotte is also the Director of the New England Women’s Studies Association.