Helen Stenger

PhD Candidate

Helen Stenger is a doctoral candidate at Monash Gender, Peace and Security Centre. Her research investigates gender dynamics of rehabilitation and reintegration of women extremists. Her previous Master thesis investigated the gendered recruitment strategy of ISIS and the factors motivating women to join. She worked for Women without Borders who internationally implement a community-based strategy to prevent violent extremism while focusing on women’s empowerment. Helen holds a Master of Arts in International Relations from Leiden University and a Master of Science in Clinical Neuropsychology from the University of Groningen. She is passionate about intersectional feminism, human rights and volunteered several times to provide humanitarian aid for refugees.