Welcome! Doreen is the Raymond Frankel Nuclear Security Policy Fellow at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAA&S) and a Research Associate at the School of Politics, Security, and International Affairs at the University of Central Florida (UCF). At AAA&S, she arranges educational briefings on nuclear arms control for members of Congress and organizes Track-2 dialogues between U.S., Russian, and Chinese nuclear experts.
Previously, Doreen was a Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow at the Security Studies Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Roger L. Hale Fellow at the Ploughshares Fund, a 2021 CSIS’ Project on Nuclear Issues nuclear scholar, the instructor of Strategic Weapons and Arms Control and American Foreign Policy at UCF, and the research assistant for UCF’s Kurdish Political Studies Program under Güneş Murat Tezcür.
Doreen’s primary area of research examines nuclear norms contestation and public opinion with a focus on the psychological factors of individuals’ attitudes towards nuclear weapons. She is also interested in nuclear counter-proliferation and the conditionality of the chemical weapons norm. Her work has been published as scholarly articles in Third World Quarterly, Journal of Global Security Studies, and Defense and Security Analysis, and political commentaries in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, War on the Rocks, The Conversation, Inkstick Media, The National Interest, etc.
Doreen holds a Ph.D. in security studies from UCF, a M.A. in international relations from New York University, and a B.A. in international studies from Manhattan College.