I am a Gates Cambridge Scholar and PhD candidate at Clare Hall College studying transnational women’s organizing in the mid-20th century. My dissertation research focuses on inter-communal women’s groups in colonial Tunisia, and their relationships with global left feminist networks.
Prior to Cambridge, I was Assistant Director of the Women and Foreign Policy Program at the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington, DC, a founding staff member of the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security where I led the gender and countering violent extremism portfolio and co-authored flagship reports on women’s participation in peace processes and transitional justice, and previously worked on women’s political participation at the National Democratic Institute. I have a MA in Security Studies from Georgetown University, concentrating in terrorism and substate violence, and a BA in International Relations and History from Wellesley College where I was a Madeleine K. Albright fellow. I was a 2019 Penn Kemble Fellow at the National Endowment for Democracy, and an inaugural fellow of the Schmidt Futures International Strategy Forum in 2020. My writing on gender, security, and foreign policy has been published in Foreign Affairs, The New Republic, Foreign Policy, The West Point Sentinel, War on the Rocks, Defense One, OpenDemocracy, Ms. Magazine, by the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy, Oxford Analytica, and the Council on Foreign Relations, and I sit on the editorial board of Studies in Conflict & Terrorism.