The Editors are the people in charge of the everyday running of the blog. They take care of everything from the administrative to the creative. They sometime publish pieces of their own, but their primary function is facilitating the publication of the many brilliant voices featured on The Clandestine.
The Editor-in-Chief also serves as Vice President of the KCL Women & Politics Society, and is voted in for each academic year by the members of the Society. The Features, Creative and Column Editors are selected by the Editor-in-Chief and the KCL W&P Society over the summer through an application process and interview.
Sarina Bastrup – Editor-in-Chief
Sarina Bastrup is a third year History and International Relations student, focussing on the latter part of the 20th century in grand politics, especially in the Middle East . Her current pet-project, besides the blog, is her dissertation project where she is researching the use of starvation as a weapon of war and the roles of NGO´s vs. states in resolving the hunger it derives, focussing on the Nigerian Civil War. When she is not attempting to be academic, Sarina is an avid lager lover and instagram addict, who crochets and tries to keep plants alive.
Francesca Verge – Features Editor
Francesca Verge is a second year International Relations student at KCL. She’s particularly interested in security and peace studies and was a contributor for this blog in her first year of university. Outside of KCL, she loves exploring new areas of London, discussing good music, enjoys a good pint of beer and is interested in learning new languages, having grown up in a multicultural family. Francesca was greatly inspired by a high school anthropology class on gender theory, where she first became motivated to challenge the social constructs to which most of us are blind.
Milou Klein – Column Editor
Milou is a second year Politics student, originally from the Netherlands. Growing up in a small town in a rural area has made her want to explore different parts of the world, so moving to London has been the best decision. When she is not at uni, you can probably find her rummaging through vintage shops all over London. Some of Milou’s many interests include social and environmental justice and, of course, writing about these topics. She is passionate about community work which shines through in her various volunteering efforts. In her free time she loves cooking veggie food, exploring new places in London and arguing over politics with anyone willing.