Luca is a researcher at the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism – The Hague (ICCT). Prior to that, she obtained a BSc degree in International Relations and Organisations from Leiden University, in addition to completing a minor in Security Studies at Leiden University and Delft University of Technology. For two years of her studies, Luca served as a board member to the student association CIROS, which represents students of International Relations at Leiden University Campus The Hague. Moreover, she worked as a research assistant at the Centre for Public Values & Ethics (CPVE), in a database project on miscarriages of justice across Europe.
Luca has a keen interest in topics related to risk management and the prevention of radicalisation and violent extremism, particularly right-wing extremism. Likewise, she has a strong affinity for data science and quantitative research methods. At ICCT, her work will center around assisting with research and acquisition projects, with a particular focus on quantitative data analysis.
Coleman, J., Dal Santo, E., Demuynck, M., Vellage, L. and Vermeersch, E. Dynamics of Support and Engagement: Understanding Malian Youths’ Attitudes towards Violent Extremism. Report, The International Centre for Counter-Terrorism – The Hague, 24 February 2021.
This original report is published by the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) and project CRAAFT. Post-Qadhafi Libya has played a pivotal role in the proliferation of small arms and light weapons (SALW) not only in the Middle East and North Africa but also in other regions, as far as West Africa and the Horn of […]
This perspective analyses potential SADC interventions and private military companies to combat Islamic State terrorism in Mozambique.
Since the end of 2016, Britain and the US have taken unprecedented steps to proscribe post-war radical right groups; National Action, Sonnenkrieg Division, and Feuerkrieg Division by the former, and the Russian Imperial Movement by the latter. While these groups are serial purveyors of online extremism and often celebrate terrorism in their fora, deeper similarities […]