HJS welcomes new Senior Research Fellow at Centre for the Response to Radicalisation and Terrorism


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We are delighted to announce that Nikita Malik will be joining the Centre for the Response to Radicalisation and Terrorism at the Henry Jackson Society as a Senior Research Fellow.

Malik joins us from the Quilliam Foundation, where she headed work on protecting women, children, families, and asylum seekers against radicalization.

Malik created “Fempower”, a pioneering outreach programme focusing on gender extremism, providing training workshops to women in local communities, schools, and universities on the issues of honour based violence, forced marriage, FGM, and domestic abuse.

At HJS, Nikita will be focusing on continuing research on the exploitation of trafficked victims by terrorist and criminal networks and understanding how extremist groups use women and children.

Malik is the author of a number of important works including:

Refuge: Pathways of Youth Fleeing Extremism’ (2017)
Families and Violent Extremism: Challenges and Opportunities’ (2016)
Children of the Islamic State’ (2016)
Caliphettes: Women and the Appeal of the Islamic State’ (2015)
South Asian Terrorist Groups and Global Jihad in 2015′ (2015)

Her work has been backed and endorsed by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Child Soldiers, Solidarity for Refugees, and Child to Child. She has presented findings and evidence to EU and UK Parliament, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), the Department of State (DoS), and the EU Radicalisation Awareness Network (RAN). She has contributed analyses for the Wall Street Journal, Reuters, Newsweek, The Telegraph, The Independent, The Sun, The Daily Mail, The Guardian, Metro, Sky News, BBC, ITV, RTE, CNBC, CNN, France 24, and others.


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