Laura Berlingozzi is a Ph.D. candidate in Political Science, European Politics and International Relations at the Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies. She is also a visiting researcher at the REPI (Recherche et Etudes en Politique Internationale) at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB). Her doctoral project focuses on the interplay between gender, terrorism and counter-terrorism discourses and practices, focusing on the reconstruction of the gender dimension in EU and UN counter-terrorism policies, taking as case studies Mali and Niger. She holds a second level Master Diploma in Diplomacy and International Politics from the University of Bologna and a master’s degree magna cum laude in International Politics from the University of Padua. Prior to starting her Ph.D., Laura has collaborated with a number of international organisations and European institutions. She studied at CUNY College and in Sweden, and she interned at the Italian Permanent Mission to the UN in New York. Her main expertise lies in the fields of security and gender studies.