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Jessica Davis

PhD (Security, Intelligence and Defence)

Degrees:BA, Political Science & Economics, (RMC 2003), MA, War Studies, (RMC 2006)

Research Interests: Counter-terrorism, intelligence, women in terrorism, terrorist financing, Canadian national security.

Bio: Jessica started the PhD program in 2019. Her research focuses on the effects and outcomes of counter-terrorism policy, specifically counter-terrorism financing legislation, policies, and practices. Her funded research includes a SSHRC partnership engagement grant (with Thomas Juneau, Stephanie Carvin, Amarnath Amarasingam, Michael Nesbitt and Leah West), a research grant from TSAS with Leah West and Amarnath Amarasingam to study gender and extremism, and a TSAS grant with Alex Wilner to study kidnapping for ransom policy. Jessica is an associate fellow at RUSI’s Centre for Financial Crime and Security Studies and at the Global Network on Extremism and Technology.