Dr Jessica Watkins

Dr Jessica Watkins

Research Officer

Middle East Centre

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Key Expertise
Middle East

About me

Jessica is an analyst at the International, Impartial and Independent Mechanism, which assists in the investigation of serious crimes committed in Syria. She is a visiting research fellow at the Middle East Centre and a Research Associate at the German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA).

Between 2017 and 2021 Jessica was a postdoctoral research officer on LSE’s Conflict Research Programme focusing on regional and domestic drivers of conflict and peace in Iraq and Syria. Jessica has a BA from Cambridge University in Arabic and French, a Masters in International Relations from the War Studies Department, King’s College London, and a PhD on civil policing in Jordan, also from the War Studies Department.

Read Dr Jessica Watkins' CV [pdf]

Expertise Details

Middle East policing; Jordanian national identity; Contemporary Iraqi politics & security; international politics of the Middle East