Leonie Haiden is a Doctoral Researcher at the King’s Centre for Strategic Communications
Leonie Haiden is a doctoral researcher specialising in strategic communications, international nuclear politics, and discourse analysis.. Her PhD research interrogates how ‘containment’ became the dominant metaphor during the Cold War, combining the fields of security studies, social anthropology, cultural studies, and cognitive linguistics.
Leonie holds an undergraduate degree in English Language and Literature from the University of Oxford and a postgraduate degree in Non-Proliferation and International Security from King’s College London. Before joining KCSC Leonie worked at the Comprehensive Test-Ban-Treaty Organisation (CTBTO) at the United Nations Office in Vienna, Austria, and at the NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence in Riga, Latvia. She is co-editor and contributing author of the joint KCSC-NATO StratCom COE publication Fake News: A Roadmap.