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Gina Vale

King’s College London

 

Violent and Peaceful Behaviour

Gina Vale is a Senior Research Fellow at the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation (ICSR) and an Associate Fellow at M&C Saatchi World Services, specialising in gender-sensitive analysis of terrorism and extremist violence. Her doctoral research examined the impact of Islamic State’s governance and state-building activities on local Sunni Muslim and Yazidi women in Iraq and Syria. She has academic and professional experience in Europe, the Middle East, and Sub-Saharan Africa, and has conducted extensive fieldwork in internally displaced persons camps in Northern Iraq and Iraqi Kurdistan.

Gina studies and consults on issues such as women and minors’ (de)radicalisation; female- and minor-focused propaganda; and the roles of female and underage extremists and combatants. Her research has been published by Studies in Conflict & TerrorismSmall Wars & InsurgenciesCTC Sentinel, and Conflict, Security & Development, among others.

She completed a PhD in War Studies at King’s College London, and holds an MA in Terrorism, Security and Society with Distinction from King’s College London, and a BA (Hons) in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Cambridge.

Gina is the Qualitative Director for the XCEPT consortium at King’s College London.

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