Dr Lynn Schneider is currently an Associate Fellow for the ICCT Preventing / Countering Violent Extremism pillar. Previously, she was a Research Fellow at ICCT and a post-doctoral researcher in Terrorism and Political Violence in the Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs, Leiden University. Her research focuses on education policy, pedagogy, forced migration, and countering violent extremism. As a lead researcher and coordinator of the PREPARE project, Lynn’s current research focusses on the inclusion of children of far Right and Islamist parents, including child returnees, in Western Europe.

She holds a PhD from the University of Oxford. Her dissertation, entitled ‘Counter-Terrorism on Campus: English Universities’ Engagement with the Prevent Duty’ provides a comprehensive assessment of the effects of English universities’ legal obligation to identify and report individuals at risk of radicalisation to governmental intervention programs. Lynn was also awarded a MSc in Comparative and International Education from the University of Oxford (Distinction).

Prior to joining ICCT, Lynn worked as a research consultant for the UNESCO International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP), as a language instructor for refugees and asylum seekers in Germany, and as an educator in orphanages and foster-care settings in Palestine and Germany.


Schneider, L (2019): ‘Dynamics of Securitization: An Analysis of Universities’ Engagement with the Prevent Legislation’, in The Routledge International Handbook of Universities, Security and Intelligence Studies, ed. Liam Francis Gearon (Routledge: London and New York), pp. 312–25

Schneider, L (2018): Access and Aspirations: Syrian Refugees’ Experiences of Entering Higher Education in Germany. Research in Comparative and International Education, 13(3), pp 457-478.