Fathima Azmiya Badurdeen

Fathima Azmiya Badurdeen is a post-doctoral researcher at the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies, University of Groningen, Netherlands. She is also a lecturer at the Department of Social Sciences, Technical University of Mombasa, Kenya. She specializes in the fields of peacebuilding, religious peacebuilding, preventing and countering violent extremism, and gender. Since 2012, she has worked in Kenya as an academic and practitioner in the field of preventing and countering violent extremism. She has increasingly used ethnographic methods in PCVE research work. Prior to her work in Kenya, she worked as a researcher and practitioner in Sri Lanka in the fields of forced migration, conflict transformation, peacebuilding, and post-conflict development. Most of her articles are available online. At present she is working on her postdoctoral study of the Joint Initiative for Strategic Religion Action (JISRA) project “Reimagining Religion, Security, and Social Transformation,” (2022-2025) which aims to provide input for policy and practitioners’ efforts to more comprehensively address the complex, nuanced role of religion in local development in Kenya and Indonesia.