Antonia Juelich is an International Security Program Predoctoral Research Fellow at the Belfer Center and a doctoral candidate in International Development at the University of Edinburgh. Her doctoral research focuses on extremism, internal armed group dynamics, and displacement in Northeast Nigeria. Specifically, it examines how and why civilians cooperate with insurgents following violent occupation and abduction. Based on interviews with people who lived under Boko Haram’s control, it shows how diverse pathways of cooperation emerge from individuals' navigation of war zones that provide constraints and possibilities for civilian — and armed group — survival.

Antonia holds an M.Sc. in African Studies from the University of Edinburgh, M.Sc. in Development Studies from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a B.A. in Social Sciences from Humboldt University Berlin. She has worked for the United Nations, the German Corporation for International Development (GIZ), and non-governmental organizations.

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