Feike Fliervoet is a Research Associate at Clingendael’s Conflict Research Unit. At CRU, she primarily contributes to the Levant research program, a three year long project that seeks to identify the origins and functions of hybrid security arrangements and their influence on state performance and development.
Since 2015, Feike is a PhD candidate at the European University Institute in Florence, where she studies the causes of cohesion and fragmentation in secessionist movements. More specifically, she aims to highlight the ways in which either civilians or external sponsors can push for cooperation between different separatist organizations.
Prior to starting her PhD, Feike gained two years of teaching experience at Leiden University’s Institute of Political Science. She holds an MSc degree in International Relations and Diplomacy from Leiden University, and a BSc degree in International Development Studies from Wageningen University.