The Beautiful Cockroach: How Hutu Power Ideology Normalized Violence Against Tutsi Women During The 1994 Rwandan Genocide
West Point Press
2nd Lieutenant Natalia Brooks is a recent graduate of West Point. She is currently assigned to 1st Cavalry Division at Ft. Hood and will deploy this spring to Afghanistan. She wrote this paper as her senior thesis this past year and won the Friends of the West Point Library Award for her research. Natalia chose to investigate sexual and gender violence during the 1994 Rwandan genocide after observing that the historiography on the subject focused on the statistics of violence but failed to address why it occurred.
Brooks ,Natalia P. "The Beautiful Cockroach: How Hutu Power Ideology Normalized Violence Against Tutsi Women During The 1994 Rwandan Genocide." Report: West Point Undergraduate Historical Review 3, Vol. 1 (2012): 75-100.