I am an Assistant Professor at Leiden University and President of Women in International Security Netherlands (WIIS-NL) based in The Hague.
I have conducted research in the Middle East for twelve years and I am an Arabic speaker. I am the author of Peacekeeping in South Lebanon: Credibility and Local Cooperation with Syracuse University Press (2018) and I have published in several international peer-reviewed journals such as Global Studies Quarterly, European Journal of International Security, Australian Journal of International Affairs,Third World Quarterly, Contemporary Politics and International Peacekeeping.
My research interests include:
- Gender and security
- The Women Peace and Security (WPS) Agenda
- Humanitarian aid and disaster response
- Ocean governance
- International relations of the Middle East.
Find me at Leiden Univeristy at the Institute of Security and Global Affairs