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Laine Seliga

Research Assistant


- Gender & Politics
- Women & Peacebuilding
- Conflict Management
- Political Research Methodologies


- Policy Analysis
- Data visualization
- Non-violent Communication
- Conflict Resolution
- Graphic Design


- Seliga, L. G. (2022). Feminist poststructuralism and the discursive construction of gender: an alternative framework for peacebuilding policy analysis. Paper presented at the 2022 International Studies Association Annual Meeting, Nashville, TN, USA.
- Koopman, S., & Seliga, L. (2021). Teaching peace by using nonviolent communication for difficult conversations in the college classroom. Peace and Conflict Studies, 27(3), 2.
- Seliga, L. G. (2020). Yes to Peace: A Policy Evaluation of the Women in Peacebuilding Network. Abstract accepted for the 2020 International Studies Association Annual Meeting, Honolulu, HI, USA.
- Seliga, L. G. (2019). (De)Constructing Heteropatriarchy: A critical discourse analysis of gender in peacebuilding. Paper presented at the Commemorating Violent Conflicts and Building Sustainable Peace Conference, Kent, OH, USA.

Laine Seliga is a Research Assistant at HIT Strategies where she liaises between departments to synthesize internal research, support strategic initiatives, and prepare executives for presentations. She brings several years of political research and briefing experience to her role, including experience across academic, government, and intelligence community settings.

Prior to joining HIT Strategies, Laine worked in education as an adjunct professor, teaching courses in U.S. government, political research methodologies, and international peacebuilding. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Case Western Reserve University (OH) and a Ph.D. from Kent State University (OH), both in political science. Much of her research explores the intersectionality of gender within government policies and programs. She is eager to pursue her interests in electoral politics, social activism, and advocacy work with HIT.

Laine resides in the Cleveland, OH area with her adoring husband, darling son, and precocious puggle. They delight in outdoor adventures together, such as hiking, kayaking, camping, and taking road trips.

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