Madeleine Nyst is a former research intern with the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) in Canberra. While at ASPI, Madeleine worked on a number of issues relating to counterterrorism and countering violent extremism developments; gendered aspects of radicalisation; women peace and security; and transnational and organised crime.
Madeleine holds a BA in History and Asian Studies from the University of Queensland, where she focused on Islamic political culture in the Middle East and South East Asia. She has also recently graduated with an MSc in Middle Eastern Politics from the School of Oriental and African Studies (London University) where she wrote her thesis on “Understanding the Role of Gender in the Recruitment and Appeal of ISIS Within Muslim Immigrant Communities”. Other research interests include gendered jihadi narratives and women’s involvement in violent religious politics.