Salma Daoudi

International Relations Network
Somerville College
DPhil International Relations

Salma Daoudi currently pursues a DPhil in International Relations at the University of Oxford, specialising in international security and health in asymmetric warfare, as a Qatar Oxford Thatcher scholar.

Her DPhil project explores the weaponisation of health in Syria and the ways in which, beyond its immediate effects, the repercussions on health, political, and socio-economic vulnerabilities extend beyond the locus and temporality of violence.

She has a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies from Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane, Morocco, (2018) and a Master of Philosophy in International Relations and Politics from the University of Cambridge (2019), funded by the Gates Cambridge scholarship.

Salma has previously worked as a researcher and policy analyst, focusing predominantly on health and human security, the security-development nexus, and more broadly the geopolitics of the Middle East and North African region.