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Research

   Areas:

  • (P)CVE: police and practice, implications for community cohesion and reducing social polarisation
  • Socio-cultural, personal and economic factors in pathways of radicalisation to violent extremism (far-right and ISlamism, European countries)
  • EU policy on internal security

   Thesis articles:

  • A Change of Heart: Member State influence on the creation and evolution of EU Prevention Policy
  • International Approaches, Local Realities: National practitioners approaches and challenges in implementing EU Prevention Policy 

   Methodology:

  • Qualitative methods: expert interviews, in person/remotely; archival research; and policy analysis
  • Qualitative schools: process tracing; comparative historical research; and textual analysis (mixed methods and QCDA)
  • Softwares: MXQDA (textual analysis), Otter (transcription) and Zoom (interviewing/recording tools)

   Teaching:

  • April-July 2021; “Introduction to Terrorism Studies”, TU Darmstadt, MA Peace and Conflict Studies

  • 17th Nov. 2020 & Nov 2021; “Gender and Security: Approaches to Terrorist and Counter-terrorist Mobilization”. Guest Lecture, PhD course with Klarita Gerxäni, European University Institute

  •  22nd May 2020;  “EU Counterterrorism” (taught remotely) Guest Lecture, MA course with Silvia D’Amato, Universitá di Bologna

    Volunteering:

  • September 2019- June 2021, Convenor of EUI’s International Relations Working Group, a forum for presentations and discussions around IR themes

  • Main cast at the School of Transnational Governance Play “Time to Retreat” , as part of the EU4YOU 2021 festivities

  • Jan. 2018- Jun 2019; Member of TfE, Thoughts for EuropeMEPs Debate Series”. Non-partisan discussion forum for the European Parliamentary Elections 2019 with over 6 MEP debates