Welcome! Doreen is the current Roger L. Hale Fellow at Ploughshares Fund, a research fellow at the School of Politics, Security, and International Affairs at the University of Central Florida (UCF), and a 2021 CSIS’ Project on Nuclear Issues nuclear scholar. In October, she’ll be continuing her research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as a Stanton Nuclear Security fellow.
Doreen’s work focuses on nuclear policy, specifically public opinion and counter-proliferation, as well as norms of nuclear and chemical weapons. Her current project discusses the psychological causal mechanism of Israeli and U.S. public support for the use of nuclear weapons. Her work has been published as scholarly articles in Third World Quarterly, Defense and Security Analysis, and Democratization and political commentaries in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, War on the Rocks, The Conversation, Inkstick Media, etc.
While at UCF, Doreen taught Strategic Weapons and Arms Control and American Foreign Policy and worked as research assistant for UCF’s Kurdish Political Studies Program under Güneş Murat Tezcür and teaching assistant for various courses in political science and international relations.
Prior to her PhD studies, Doreen pursued a Master’s degree in International Relations at New York University as a DAAD Fellow (German Academic Exchange Service). She also worked as editor for the Journal of Political Inquiry. Previously, she interned with Human Rights Watch in NYC, the German Federal Parliament (Deutscher Bundestag) in Berlin, Congressman Eliot L. Engel in Riverdale, and Covalence EthicalQuote in Geneva.
While a Division 1 track and field athlete, she graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Manhattan College (2015) with a B.A. in International Studies.
Doreen is from a tiny village in rural Germany (Lumpzig) and currently resides in Orlando, FL. (When she is not being a nerdy academic, she completes obstacle races, plays volleyball, travels, hikes, boulders, and listens to Rammstein.)
Her dissertation in 3 minutes:
Recent Policy Brief in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists: https://thebulletin.org/2021/05/israeli-public-opinion-makes-a-us-iran-nuclear-deal-urgent/