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.
Counter-Terrorism After 9/11 is a podcast series exploring how counter-terrorism has changed in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks on September 11th, 2001. In our fourth episode, we speak to Tom Parker, author of “Avoiding the Terrorist Trap: Why Respecting Human Rights is the Key to Defeating Terrorism”. This interview explores the different historical manifestations […]
In our podcast series ‘Counter-Terrorism After 9/11’ we speak to Bruce Hoffman. This interview examines how counter-terrorism has evolved, the impacts of 9/11, and the future of the Global War on Terror.
The United States National Strategy for Countering Domestic Terrorism is built on a comprehensive threat assessment of domestic terrorism as ordered by President Biden, and prioritises far-right extremism. Although the conceptualisation contains certain flaws, the strategy acknowledges this rising threat in a comprehensive and evidence-based assessment. In this Policy Brief, we highlight the US Strategy […]