I began my PhD studies in Global Politics at the Department of Global Political Studies in September 2023. Building on my Master's degree in Middle Eastern Studies from Lund University, my PhD project investigates the role that radical religious rhetoric plays in mobilizing support and legitimizing both inter-group and intra-group violence—even when the involved groups broadly adhere to the same religion and share similar ideological beliefs.
Alongside my PhD research, I work as a research analyst, primarily focusing on issues related to jihadism and the Syrian conflict. I've authored policy papers focusing on radicalization in Lebanon and Syria, particularly in al-Hol camp. My work has been published in a variety of outlets and think tanks, including Syria Deeply, Middle East Institute, The Atlantic Council, and Jihadica