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Inna Rudolf

King’s College London


Violent and Peaceful Behaviour

Dr. Inna Rudolf is a Senior Research Fellow at the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation (ICSR) and a postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Divided Societies. Within the XCEPT consortium, she is analysing the implications of identity politics and the mobilisation of violent memories in conflict-affected borderlands. As part of her PhD thesis at the War Studies Department of King’s College London, Rudolf focused on the hybridization of security sector governance, examining Iraq’s paramilitary umbrella – the Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) – and their quest for legitimacy within the state. She received her master’s degree in political science and Islamic studies in 2012 at the University of Heidelberg, specialising in Conflict Resolution, Peace Building and Political Islam. In addition to her field work in Iraq, she lived in Libya, Yemen, Egypt, Tunisia and Palestine for several years.

Prior to joining the research team of ICSR, she had been representing the BMW Foundation in the Middle East and North Africa region. She is also a partner at the Candid Foundation – an independent Berlin based think tank working on political, social and cultural challenges facing Muslim communities in the Middle East, the Mediterranean, and beyond.

Inna is a Research Fellow for XCEPT at King’s College London.

Inna Rudolf’s XCEPT research

Photo Essay

14th March 2024
In 2023, Dr Inna Rudolf, Dr Craig Larkin, and Dr Rajan Basra visited Iraq to understand more about the dynamics of the reconstruction process and to f...


4th January 2024
In a new episode of the Breaking Cycles of Conflict mini-series, XCEPT researchers Dr Craig Larkin, Dr Inna Rudolf, and Dr Rajan Basra explore issues ...


2nd January 2024
In post-conflict settings like Mosul, Iraq, heritage restoration is a nuanced and ever-evolving process, where shared cultural foundations amidst conf...


28th June 2023
Dr Inna Rudolf is a Research Fellow on the Cross-Border Conflict Evidence, Policy and Trends (XCEPT) research programme at King’s College London. Here...


28th June 2023
Dr Inna Rudolf is a Senior Research Fellow on the Cross-Border Conflict Evidence, Policy and Trends (XCEPT) research programme at King’s College Londo...


31st May 2023
In this podcast episode, Dr Craig Larkin and Dr Inna Rudolf are joined by Syrian lawyer and founder of the Council, Dr Naseef Naeem; journalist and Mi...

Briefing paper

31st May 2023
This paper examines Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) and the money-making schemes of some of its commanders.


20th February 2023
At this event, King’s College London researchers Dr Craig Larkin and Dr Inna Rudolf will explore how competing narratives of a traumatic past are shap...

Briefing paper

14th January 2023
This policy briefing note highlights principles for better embedding international and federal support for post-conflict social recovery within the lo...


29th July 2022
This post highlights the ways in which different groups invoke the wrongs afflicted onto their respective communities to gain leverage over the domina...


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