Performing Security in the Horn of Africa: New Governance Frameworks of Counter-Terrorism and Prevention /Countering Violent Extremism
2 November 2022, 14:00 to 15:00
Chair: Dr Amanda Chisholm, Senior Lecturer in Security Studies / Researcher in Gender and Security at King's College London.
Speaker: Darja Schildknecht, Doctoral Researcher Senior at University of Basel and board member of Women in International Security (WIIS) Switzerland.
Discussant: Professor Laura Sjoberg, Politics and International Relations at Royal Holloway University of London.
Darja Schildknecht research analyses new governance frameworks within Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism and counter-terrorism and explores how different actors such as the military, police and private military and security companies collaborate.
Within these frameworks, Darja critically investigates the gendered and racialised nature of prevalent security structures in the context of Kenya and Somalia. She considers the intersection of a global counter-terrorism regime, neocolonial governance systems, local agency of security actors and the everyday experiences of the affected population.
For the purpose of the FTGS Voices Seminar Series, Darja will talk about the performativity of security and the role that race and gender play within new governance frameworks of counter-terrorism.
Darja Schildknecht is a political scientist with 8 years of experience in the fields of foreign policy, military peacekeeping, and research. In her current position as doctoral researcher, she focuses particularly on new governance frameworks within P/CVE and counter-terrorism, analysing the military, the police and private military and security companies (PMSC), and investigates the role of gender within these public-private relationships. She currently also serves as a board member of Women in International Security (WIIS) Switzerland.
This event is part of the Feminist Theory and Gender Studies (FTGS) Global Voices Seminar Series.
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