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Centre for feminist foreign policy about mission

centre for feminist foreign policy vision

centre for feminist foreign policy values

The Co-Founders

  Marissa Conway  | Co-Founder and UK Director | London  The idea for CFFP initially came about as Marissa worked on her MA in Gender Studies from 2015 - 2016. Eager to engage with feminist analysis to better understand international relations, she began to seek out a conversation which uses feminism as a theoretical tool to analyze politics and power. Much of her personal feminism stems directly from the example of Cynthia Enloe's encouragement of a feminist curiosity, one which takes women's lives seriously.  Originally from Silicon Valley in California, Marissa moved to London to pursue her MA in Gender Studies from SOAS, University of London. She also holds a BA in Political Science and a BA in Music from Chapman University in Orange County, California. She currently works as a photographer and branding consultant and often publishes pieces on feminist foreign policy and related topics. In the past she has worked with the Action on Smoking and Health, international clean water charity Living Water, and California-based anti-trafficking initiatives.   Her areas of interest and research include: feminist foreign policy, nuclear nonproliferation, US foreign policy, UK immigration, masculinity, and feminist IR theory.   Follow her on Twitter here  and view  her website here .

Marissa Conway | Co-Founder and UK Director | London

The idea for CFFP initially came about as Marissa worked on her MA in Gender Studies from 2015 - 2016. Eager to engage with feminist analysis to better understand international relations, she began to seek out a conversation which uses feminism as a theoretical tool to analyze politics and power. Much of her personal feminism stems directly from the example of Cynthia Enloe's encouragement of a feminist curiosity, one which takes women's lives seriously.

Originally from Silicon Valley in California, Marissa moved to London to pursue her MA in Gender Studies from SOAS, University of London. She also holds a BA in Political Science and a BA in Music from Chapman University in Orange County, California. She currently works as a photographer and branding consultant and often publishes pieces on feminist foreign policy and related topics. In the past she has worked with the Action on Smoking and Health, international clean water charity Living Water, and California-based anti-trafficking initiatives. 

Her areas of interest and research include: feminist foreign policy, nuclear nonproliferation, US foreign policy, UK immigration, masculinity, and feminist IR theory.

Follow her on Twitter here and view her website here.

  Kristina Lunz    | Co-Founder and Germany Director | Berlin  Kristina onboarded as a co-founder of CFFP in January of 2018. Previously, she was with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Myanmar. Before that, Kristina worked for Sisma Mujer - a Colombian local women’s rights NGO - on the inclusivity of the country’s peace process around the time of the referendum in Bogotá late 2016.  Kristina graduated with distinction from University College London’s School of Public Policy. She did a second master’s at the Oxford Department of International Development in diplomacy. During her time in Oxford she started getting involved in activism and has been campaigning since. Amongst others, she was an advisor to UN Women National Committee Germany on the 'No Means No' campaign to change the German law on sexualised violence and rape. In July 2016 the law was changed making consent the criterion for rape – a milestone for the women’s rights movement. For another grassroots campaign, ‘Against sexualised violence and racism. #Ausnahmslos’, Kristina and her team were awarded a women’s rights prize by a German parliamentary party.  Educational equality and dismantling classism is another of Kristina’s passions. This is mainly inspired by her own story: Making it to Oxford against all odds as a working class girl from the countryside. This has led her to founding ‘Initiative: Augenhöhe’, a mentorship and leadership programme for working-class children from the village.  In addition Kristina has been the research advisor on international arms trade, and international security and female empowerment for the three times Nobel Peace Prize Nominee and founder of numerous NGOs, Dr Scilla Elworthy. She is also a freelance writer and frequently publishes on topics including activism, women’s rights, education, and international politics.

Kristina Lunz | Co-Founder and Germany Director | Berlin

Kristina onboarded as a co-founder of CFFP in January of 2018. Previously, she was with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Myanmar. Before that, Kristina worked for Sisma Mujer - a Colombian local women’s rights NGO - on the inclusivity of the country’s peace process around the time of the referendum in Bogotá late 2016.

Kristina graduated with distinction from University College London’s School of Public Policy. She did a second master’s at the Oxford Department of International Development in diplomacy. During her time in Oxford she started getting involved in activism and has been campaigning since. Amongst others, she was an advisor to UN Women National Committee Germany on the 'No Means No' campaign to change the German law on sexualised violence and rape. In July 2016 the law was changed making consent the criterion for rape – a milestone for the women’s rights movement. For another grassroots campaign, ‘Against sexualised violence and racism. #Ausnahmslos’, Kristina and her team were awarded a women’s rights prize by a German parliamentary party.

Educational equality and dismantling classism is another of Kristina’s passions. This is mainly inspired by her own story: Making it to Oxford against all odds as a working class girl from the countryside. This has led her to founding ‘Initiative: Augenhöhe’, a mentorship and leadership programme for working-class children from the village.

In addition Kristina has been the research advisor on international arms trade, and international security and female empowerment for the three times Nobel Peace Prize Nominee and founder of numerous NGOs, Dr Scilla Elworthy. She is also a freelance writer and frequently publishes on topics including activism, women’s rights, education, and international politics.


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