Gabrielle Daoust earned her PhD in International Relations from the University of Sussex (UK) in 2018. Between 2018 and 2020, she was a postdoctoral research fellow in Political Ecology and International Relations at the University of Sussex. Her research focuses on the political economy of conflict, peacebuilding, and development; environmental security and the relationships between climate change, water, and conflict; and experiences of international intervention. Her research focuses particularly on the Lake Chad region and Sudan and South Sudan. For the past 10 years, she has also been involved in numerous research projects with international organisations such as UNICEF and with government bodies.