Hilary Todd is a PhD student in the School of Criminology at Simon Fraser University. Supervised by Dr. Rick Parent, who has extensive knowledge in policing and terrorism related issues, Hilary is looking to examine the phenomenon of female involvement in terrorist movements both globally and in a Canadian context. Having completed her undergraduate degree in Sociology at the University of British Columbia, she has a strong interest in the societal implications of terrorism.
Her proposed research would examine the history of female involvement within terrorist organizations from various ideological and cultural contexts, highlight trends related to recruitment and radicalization, examine the operational roles women employ, and the influence they carry as actors in their own right. Challenges in monitoring and managing this threat will also be discussed.