Dr Weeda Mehran
Lecturer in International Relations
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