Dr Weeda Mehran
PhD (University of Cambridge), MSc (University of Oxford), MA (Brussels School of International Studies), Hons. BA (University of Toronto).
My area of expertise is Afghanistan with a focus on warlordism, conflict and peacebuilding.
I take a comparative and trans-disciplinary approach to studying propaganda campaign across a number of violent extremist groups such as the Taliban, Daesh (ISIS/IS/ISIL), Al Qaeda and Tahrik-e Taliban-e Pakistan (TTP). I am also interested in comparative analysis of discourses by far-right groups and violent jihadi extremists and studying P/CVEs.
Conflict and peacebuilding
Terrorism and P/CVE
Afghanistan and the Middle East