Gulkhanim Mammadova is a researcher with a focus on gender studies, peacebuilding, and conflict transformation. She received her BA in Political Sciences from the Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan (2015–2019), and MA in Peace and Conflict Studies from the Social Sciences University of Ankara (2019 – 2021). She has also taken a graduate certificate course in conflict analyses and mediation at the University of San Diego in 2023. She was awarded multiple merit-based scholarships for her academic endeavors. She has taken part in numerous cross-border dialogues and youth projects, such as EU4Dialogue, Corridors, and Conflict School.