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Jeanine de Roy van Zuijdewijn


Jeanine de Roy van Zuijdewijn is an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Security and Global Affairs of Leiden University and an Associate Fellow of the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism (ICCT). She has a background in Liberal Arts & Sciences (BA) and International Relations (MA – cum laude) and completed a PhD on response to terrorism. Since 2013, she has been conducting research on the phenomenon of foreign fighters. De Roy van Zuijdewijn has looked at a number of historical cases of foreign fighting, namely Afghanistan (1980s), Bosnia (1990s) and Somalia (2000s). She is also interested in how European societies respond to the current foreign fighter phenomenon in Syria and Iraq, particularly focusing on policies, threat assessments, and public reactions (e.g. fear levels).