Rebecca Gaff

Chief Editor

Rebecca Gaff

Chief Editor

Rebecca is the Chief Editor at the Center of Youth and International Studies (CYIS). She is mainly responsible for the research basis of the Center by providing the direction of the comprehensive research focus on security for the Politico-military, Economic-environmental and Humanitarian dimension.

Expertise

  • Literature and languages, Francophone Studies, Critical Theory, Political Philosophy, Creative and Cultural Industries.  

Background

Rebecca holds a Master of Arts in English Literature and French from the University of Glasgow. In 2019, she submitted her undergraduate dissertation on the philosophy of Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari, for which she was awarded the James Coulter Prize for the best Honour’s dissertation in English Literature. Additionally, she was awarded the Leighton Hodson prize for the best performance in Twentieth Century French Fiction and the Bowman Medal and Prize for achieving the best grade in the Ordinary Class of Moral Philosophy.

 

Her philosophical endeavours compelled her to volunteer at the Scottish Writers’ Centre in Glasgow, a charity devoted to hosting accessible and inclusive literary events. As the social media and PR officer, she worked with those whose voices are often silenced or deemed unimportant: refugees, ex-convicts, people struggling with addiction and disabled persons. The creation of an egalitarian space in which a hybridity of narrative voices intersect one another became the catalyst behind her aspiration to work in the communication of socio-political issues. 

 

In March 2020, Rebecca began her stint as a Blue Book trainee at the European Commission, working within the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA). To enrich her experience, she was elected as the Communications Coordinator for the Blue Book trainees’ committee where she met Andrei Cursaru and Stefano Consoli with whom she co-founded the Centre for Youth and International Studies (CYIS).

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