Maria is a PhD Student at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Her PhD is investigating how the British counterterrorism strategy and legislation may act as a denationalizing agent, unfairly targeting the rights of the British Muslim minority. Her research is interdisciplinary, applying nationalism and securitization theory to government strategy and legal cases.
Her broad research interests are immigration, minority studies, terrorism, nationalism, Islam and security theory. She has a BA in Communications and Media from Bournemouth University and two Masters from the LSE. Outside of her academic interests, Maria is interested in ballet, is a Tottenham Hotspurs supporter and a Star Trek fan.