JLI is pleased to introduce our new Senior Research Associate, Dr Jennifer Eggert.

Jennifer will be a great addition to our research team led by Dr Olivia Wilkinson. Prior to coming to JLI, she worked with a JLI Partner, Islamic Relief Worldwide (IRW), where she was Head of Research at the Humanitarian Academy for Development. Jennifer is co-chair of the Religions and Development Study Group of the Development Studies Association and previous co-chair of the JLI MEAL Hub.

Jennifer held academic positions at the University of Warwick and Oxford Brookes University, in addition to visiting research fellowships at Princeton University and the University of Colorado, Boulder. Jennifer’s research interests include gender, violent conflict, counter-extremism, Islam, work with/in/as Muslim communities, migration and development. She has planned, conducted and supervised research in the UK, Germany, Lebanon, Jordan, Syria, Turkey and Sri Lanka.

Prior (and in parallel) to her research career, Jennifer has worked as a practitioner in the areas of international development, civic education, intercultural dialogue, community engagement, conflict transformation, and counter-extremism in the UK, Germany, France, Austria, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Turkey, Palestine, Lebanon, Jordan, Yemen and Pakistan. She is involved in several community-based initiatives led by Muslim women in the UK.

Jennifer holds a PhD in Politics and International Studies from the University of Warwick, an MSc in Conflict Studies from the LSE, having studied for a BA in Social and Cultural Sciences at the European University Viadrina and Sciences Po Paris.

Jennifer lives in the UK with her family. In her free time, she loves to read, write, cook and spend time with her family.

Join us in welcoming Jennifer to the JLI Team.

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