Lyndall Herman is a PhD candidate in the School of Middle Eastern and North Africa Studies at the University of Arizona. Her research interests include civil-security relations, the place of international aid organizations in conflict, Islamic social movements, Responsibility to Protect (R2P) and identity politics, particular in the Gaza Strip, the Sinai, and Israel. Lyndall received her BA with honours in Political Science and Near Eastern Studies at the University of Arizona, before moving to London to attend King’s College where she received her MA in Intelligence and International Security. While living in London Lyndall worked for the One World Trust and Future Events News Service, as a Research Analyst on the Middle East, North Africa, and Southeast Asia desk. From 2007-2009 Lyndall worked for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency in the Gaza Strip, before returning to London to work for Conciliation Resources, a peacebuilding NGO. Her recent publications include "Hamas: The New Establishment?" in the American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences Special Issues on the Islamist Spring, Fall 2013 and "Sisi, the Sinai and Salafis: Instability in a Power Vacuum" in Middle East Policy, 23(2016): 95-107.