Professor at the Centre for Terrorism and Counterterrorism.
Beatrice de Graaf studied Modern History and German at Utrecht University and in Bonn. She received her PhD degree in December 2004, in Utrecht (Across the Wall: The GDR, the Dutch Churches and the Peace Movement), for which she received the Max van der Stoel Human Rights Prize. She worked as assistant professor at the Department of International History at Utrecht University. In 2007 she helped to establish the Centre for Terrorism and Counterterrorism of Campus The Hague, Leiden University, where she was appointed full professor of Conflict and Security History in 2012. De Graaf has published Evaluating Counterterrorism Performance: A Comparative Study (London: Routledge, 2011) on the motives, practices and effectiveness of security measures in Italy, Germany, the Netherlands and the United States within an international comparative perspective and Gevaarlijke vrouwen (Amsterdam: Boom, 2012) on female terrorism. She is a member of the editorial board of Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, Perspectives on Terrorism, Journal of European Intelligence Studies; and the Zeitschrift für Auswärtige und Sicherheitspolitik. She publishes widely on terrorism and security issues.