Gilligan is an expert on human rights, particularly focusing on Eastern Europe, especially Russia and Ukraine, as well as Africa and Cambodia. She has researched war crimes in Chechnya, international human rights movements, and contemporary Russia.

Regions of Interest:

  • Eastern Europe
  • Russia/Ukraine
  • Africa
  • Cambodia

Research Topics:

  • War crimes in Chechnya
  • International human rights movements
  • Contemporary Russian studies


Middle Eastern Studies, Russian, International Studies, International Studies
Bachelor, University of Melbourne, Australia
PhD, University of Melbourne, Australia, Russian history