Marieke van der Zwan is a Research and Education Officer at the Institute for Security and Global Affairs (ISGA). Marieke has obtained a master's degree in Crisis and Security Management from Leiden University, where she wrote her thesis on the role of front line workers in the detection and prevention of radicalisation. Marieke has also organized the national congress of public administration which centered around the role of the central government in governing security in the digital information society. At ISGA, she is supporting research activities and she has been actively involved in re-developing and teaching in the master’s course Local Security Networks for the MSc programme Crisis and Security Management.
Marieke's fields of interest are: radicalisation and deradicalisation, lone actor terrorism, and jihadist foreign fighters.