About Me

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 Governance, 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
  • Peacekeeping
  • Peacebuilding
  • Humanitarian aid and disaster response
  • Ocean governance
  • International relations of the Middle East.
  • Lebanon

Find me at Leiden University at the Institute of Security and Global Affairs