Mathilde Leloup is Oxpo Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Politics and International Relations (DPIR) of the University of Oxford and a Research Fellow at the Center for International Studies (CERI/Sciences Po) in Paris. Her post-doctoral research explores the dual nature of cultural heritage in the strategic communications of belligerents in contemporary asymmetric conflicts. Mathilde defended her PhD thesis at Sciences Po Paris in November 2019. Her dissertation, entitled ‘Redefining Humanity Through its Heritage: The Incorporation of Cultural Protection into Peacekeeping Mandates’, was awarded the Dalloz prize in 2020. This research was co-directed by Dr Frederic Ramel (Sciences Po/CERI) and Dr Dacia Viejo-Rose (McDonald Institute/University of Cambridge). From April to July 2017, Mathilde was also hosted as a visiting researcher in the Department of Archaeology at the University of Cambridge.