Mazurana, Gordon and Van Leuven preview book chapter on gender and ISIL

Dr. Dyan Mazurana, FIC’s Research Director on Gender, Youth, and Community, along with Researcher Rachel Gordon and Dallin Van Leuven, have authored a series of blog posts previewing their latest book chapter on gender and ISIL. The chapter is titled “Analysing Foreign Females and Males in the Islamic State in the Levant (ISIL) through a Gender Perspective, and it will appear in Foreign Fighters under International Law and Beyond (, (ASSER/Springer Verlag), edited by Andrea de Guttry, Francesca Capone and Christopher Paulussen.

Mazurana, Gordon, and Van Leuven’s blog posts on Reinventing Peace are covering topics such as why women and girls join ISIL, and the gendered parameters of ISIL’s recruitment. You may follow the whole series at