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Laura is a PhD Candidate at the Department of War Studies. Her research is situated on the nexus between feminist political economy and crisis management and is fully funded by the German Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation.

In her thesis project, Laura explores the crisis management of the Covid-19 pandemic in the UK from the perspective of policy-makers as well as marginalised communities navigating everyday life amid crises.

Laura is member of the IR & Ethics Research Theme, the departmental Internationalisation and Decolonisation working group and is the initiative lead for the Women in War and International Politics (WIWIP) committee.

Laura received a first-class honours Master’s degree in English Studies, Multilingual and Intercultural Communication from the University of Málaga, and a first-class honours Master’s degree in European Studies from the University of Passau, where she also received her Bachelor’s degree in Media and Communication


Research Interests

  • Political economy
  • Feminist theory
  • Crisis management
  • Decoloniality



Primary supervisor: Dr Amanda Chisholm

Second supervisor: Dr Vinicius Mariano de Carvalho



For a list of publications see Laura’s ORCID or PURE account.