Welcome! Doreen is a Stanton Nuclear Security Postdoctoral Fellow at the Security Studies Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She is also a research associate at the School of Politics, Security, and International Affairs at the University of Central Florida (UCF). In July 2022, Doreen will join the American Academy of Arts and Sciences as their nuclear policy fellow where she will organize a series of Track-2 dialogues between U.S., Russian, and Chinese nuclear experts and former officials and arrange educational briefings on critical debates within nuclear arms control for members and staff of Congress.
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.
Previously, Doreen was 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 research assistant for UCF’s Kurdish Political Studies Program under Güneş Murat Tezcür.
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.
Latest Publication in the Journal of Global Security Studies: https://doi.org/10.1093/jogss/ogac006