Centre for European and International Studies Research

PhD profile

Ms Busra Nisa Sarac

  • Role Title: PhD Student
  • Address: Park Building, King Henry 1 Street, Portsmouth PO1 2DZ
  • Telephone:
  • Email: busranisa.sarac@port.ac.uk
  • Department: Centre for European and International Studies Research
  • Faculty: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences


She holds a BSc in Political Science and International Relations from Istanbul University, Turkey in 2012. She was awarded the Ministry of National Education scholarship for her MA and received an MA in International Relations from Queen Mary University of London in 2015. She is currently doing PhD on gender and political violence, with an interest in Boko Haram and ISIS. She has been exploring the participation of and the representation of women in these radical extremist groups.


  • Gender and political violence
  • Boko Haram
  • ISIS

Research project: how to understand women’s involvement in the contemporary radical extremist groups?