Cook, Joana

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University: Kings College London – War Studies


Description:

Joana Cook is a PhD candidate in the Department of War Studies at King’s College London. Her previous work experience has revolved around journalism, project management, risk management, counter-radicalization, and political violence.

Joana Cook’s thesis is titled “Women and counterterrorism: A new approach to developing security in Yemen.” This ethnographic research will analyze the unique role of women in counterterrorism efforts, with a particular focus on Yemen. It will expand upon the current small body of literature on women in counterterrorism and expand upon the unique agency and means in which women can play an integral role in counterterrorism.