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I am an Assistant Professor (with tenure) in the Department of Political Science at the University of Amsterdam, where I am a board member with the Amsterdam Research Centre for Gender and Sexuality (ARC-GS) and a faculty affiliate with the Amsterdam Centre for Conflict Studies (ACCS). 


I research contemporary political violence. I am interested in the effects of women's participation in non-state organisations on group activities and outcomes. I am relatedly interested in how actors mobilize publicity and visual messaging, and gendered messaging, specifically, to frame political violence.

Together with Hilary Matfess I am co-Principal Investigator for the WAAR Project, a multi-methods project comprising a qualitative handbook and cross-national dataset documenting women’s participation over 370 rebel organisations operating between 1946-2015.

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