About Karin Monster

Karin Monster received her Bachelor’s degree in Cultural Anthropology and Sociology of Non-Western Societies at the University of Amsterdam (UvA). In 2014, she received her Master’s degree (cum laude) in International Crimes and Criminology at the VU University in Amsterdam. She also completed the extra-curricular Research Track Criminology. For her Master’s thesis, she conducted research in Northern Uganda on the reintegration process of former child soldiers. For this research, she was granted the NVC thesis award, as well as the VU Criminology thesis award in 2014. Karin conducted follow-up research in the post-conflict areas of Uganda and worked for the Law and Safety Research Group of Inholland University of Applied Sciences, where she conducted research on perceptions of security related to terrorism and polarization. Since May 2018, Karin is working at the NSCR on a literature review of reintegration and desistance of terrorist offenders. Since December 2018, she works as a junior researcher on a study of family characteristics of all individuals accused of terrorist offences in the Netherlands.
Karin is a member of the Extremism/Terrorism Cluster.

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