Iida Kayhko is a PhD candidate at the Information Security Group at Royal Holloway, University of London. Her doctoral research concerns experiences of insecurity and criminalization among the UK’s Kurdish community. With a background in anthropology, she also focuses on the mobilization of shared heritage in responding to state violence, and on the role of women’s self-defense in peacebuilding processes in Kurdistan. Her writing on questions of feminism and security has been published by the Guardian, Hope Not Hate, Novara Media and ROAR Magazine. She obtained her BA and MA in anthropology and archeology from University College London.