Tanisha Fazal

University of Minnesota; Former Fellow, "The Living Legacy of the First World War"


Tanisha Fazal is a professor of political science at the University of Minnesota. Her scholarship focuses on ssovereignty, international law, medical care in conflict zones, and armed conflict. She has been a fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford University and at the Olin Institute for Strategic Studies at Harvard University. In 2002 she was awarded the Helen Dwight Reid Award of the American Political Science Association.

She is the author of Military Medicine and the Hidden Costs of War, State Death: The Politics and Geography of Conquest, Occupation, and Annexation, and Wars of Law: Unintended Consequences in the Regulation of Armed Conflict. Her work has also appeared in journals such as the British Journal of Political Science, Daedalus, International Organization, International Security, International Studies Review, and Security Studies.

Featured Work

L to R: Tanisha Fazal, Chris Capozzola, Katherine Akey, Charles Sorrie, and Seiko Mimaki. CREDIT: Billy Pickett

NOV 19, 2018 Transcript

The Living Legacy of the First World War

Five Fellows from "The Living Legacy of the First World War" project present their work. Their talks cover the history of war-induced psychological trauma and ...

Detail from John Singer Sargent's <i>Gassed</i> (1919). CREDIT: <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sargent,_John_Singer_(RA)_-_Gassed_-_Google_Art_Project.jpg">Google Cultural Institute/Imperial War Musem London (Public Domain)</a>

APR 17, 2018 Podcast

The Living Legacy of WWI: The Politics & Medicine of Treating Post-Traumatic Stress, with Tanisha Fazal

Although it has been written about for centuries, post-traumatic stress was not officially recognized as a medical condition until the 1980s. However World War I "...