I am an Assistant Professor 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 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.

My research is published or forthcoming in International Security, Journal of Peace Research, International Studies Quarterly, European Journal of International Security, Security Dialogue, Journal of Human Rights, and Security Studies, as well as in Foreign Policy, the Washington Post, and other outlets.