Juncal Fernandez-Garayzabal has spent the last years researching the parallels between recruitment for human trafficking networks and those employed by jihadist groups. She now researches and develops appropriate programming for those who once embraced jihadism, particularly foreign fighters.
Juncal has experience researching conflicts, forced migrations, organized crime, and security. Her research has developed through collaboration in projects with research institutes, both in Spain and internationally. She has worked with institutions like Georgetown University, Comillas ICADE (Madrid), the Hague Centre for Strategic Studies, and UNICEF, with peacebuilding experience in Latin America and Equatorial Guinea.