Devorah Margolin

Devorah Margolin is a Senior Research Fellow at the Program on Extremism at The George Washington University. Her research primarily focuses on violent Islamist groups in the Levant, terrorism governance, terrorism financing, the role of propaganda, countering violent extremism, and the role of women in violent Islamist groups. Devorah is the Project Manager for The ISIS Files Project, the co-PI on PoE's core partnership with the Global Network on Extremism and Technology (GNET), and a Senior Investigator with the National Counterterrorism Innovation, Technology, and Education Center (NCITE).  


Devorah has presented her research to academics, practitioners, and government officials around the world, and has published her work in peer review journals and newspapers, including Studies in Conflict & Terrorism, Terrorism and Political Violence, The CTC Sentinel, Newsweek, and Foreign Policy. She is a contributor to the BBC, and she provides commentary to outlets including The Los Angeles Times, USA Today, The Telegraph, and The New York Times. Her co-edited volume Jihadist Terror: New Threats, New Responses, was published with I.B. Tauris in Spring 2019.  


Prior to joining PoE, Devorah was a Senior Research Analyst at Combating Jihadist Terrorism and Extremism in the UK (CoJiT-UK), and a Researcher and Internship Coordinator at the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT). She is also currently a PhD Candidate in the Department of War Studies, King’s College London.