My research project
Empowering Women in Countering Violent Extremism? The UK’s Implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 and 2242
My PhD research aims at examining the way in which the United Kingdom has engaged with, and attempted to implement, United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security and United Nations Security Council Resolution 2242, in regards to its countering-violent extremism (CVE) measures and strategies. Following a marked shift in UK’s 2018 National Action Plan to include women in CVE measures, this research explores the ways in which women and gender shape, and are shaped by, responses to violent extremism.
Passed PhD confirmation September 2018
University roles and responsibilities
- Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Student Engagement Forum Chair (2018-)
- Postgraduate Research Representative for the Department of Politics (2018-)
- Postgraduate Taught Representative for the Department of Politics (2016-2017)
Affiliations and memberships
In the media
Countering-Violent Extremism - Counter Terror - Military - Women, Peace and Security Agenda - Gender
Indicators of esteem
University of Surrey FASS Studentship (Four years full time scholarship)
University of Surrey FASS Festival of Research 2018 Poster Competition 1st Place Winner
British International Studies Association (BISA) Gendering International Relations Working Group (GIRWG) Conference Bursary (2018)
'Emasculating the Enemy: A Critical Frame Analysis of British Media Reporting of Kurdish Female Fighters' BISA GIRWG, University of Newcastle. 27 April 2018.
'Birthing on the Frontline and Other Tales of Military Masculinity', (co-author R. Guerrina) ECPG, Amsterdam. July 2019.
Introduction to International Relations (Full Module Seminar Leader)
Introduction to Contemporary International History (Occasional Seminar Leader)
Engendering World Politics (Occasional Seminar Leader)