Gina Vale

Dr. Gina Vale is a Senior Research Fellow at the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation (ISCR) at King’s College London 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 & InsurgenciesJournal of Human Trafficking, Enslavement, and Conflict-Related Sexual ViolenceCTC Sentinel; and Conflict, Security & Development, among others.