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Devorah Margolin

Senior Research Analyst at Combating Jihadist Terrorism in the UK


Devorah Margolin is a senior research analyst at Combating Jihadist Terrorism in the UK. She is also a research fellow at the Centre for Policy Studies and a PhD candidate in the Department of War Studies, King’s College London. Her PhD focuses on the role of women in violent Islamist organisations. Devorah is the author of “A Palestinian Woman’s Place in Terrorism: Organized Perpetrators or Individual Actors?” and co-author of “The Mujahidat Dilemma: Female Combatants and the Islamic State”.

Prior to joining King’s College London, Devorah was a researcher at the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT) and served as the ICT internship coordinator, overseeing research projects of students from both the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya and abroad. Additionally, she was an associate editor on the ICT working paper series editorial board and then a senior editor of Strife Journal in the Department of War Studies, King’s College London.

Devorah holds an MA with a thesis, graduating magna cum laude, from the Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy, and Strategy at the IDC Herzliya, and a BA with honours in political science from the University of California, Davis, where she received a Department Citation for Undergraduate Achievement in Political Science.