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Jessica White is a Research Fellow in RUSI’s Terrorism and Conflict group. Her expertise encompasses counter-terrorism and countering violent extremism methods, as well as gender mainstreaming in program design, implementation and evaluation. She conducts research on a range of topics, including terrorism in the media and online. Jessica has recently co-published a paper for the UK’s Commission for Countering Extremism on the inclusion of human rights in countering extremism methods.
Jessica is currently completing her PhD in the Department of Political Science and International Studies at the University of Birmingham. She also holds a MSc in Conflict Resolution from Kingston University London and a BA in Political Science and International Studies from the University of Kansas, USA. Before beginning her PhD, Jessica spent six years as an intelligence and language analyst in the United States Navy working on counter-terrorism. She is proficient in Arabic.