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Publications

Peer-Reviewed Publications

2018. Female Fighters and Militants during the Lebanese Civil War: Individual Profiles, Pathways and Motivations. In: "Studies in Conflict and Terrorism". Online First, pp. 1-30. (Read the article here.)

2018. Researching Terrorism and Political Violence: An Interview with Louise Richardson. In: "Exchanges. The Interdisciplinary Research Journal". Volume 6, Issue 1, pp. 11-16. (Read the interview here.)

2016. Women Fighters in the "Islamic State" and Al-Qaeda in Iraq: A Comparative Analysis. In: "Journal of International Peace and Organization", special issue on the "Islamic State". Volume 90, Issues 3-4, pp. 363-380. (Read the article here.)

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(under contract with Palgrave Macmillan): Women and the Lebanese Civil War: Female Fighters in Lebanese and Palestinian Militias [monograph].

(under review): Book chapter on gender and de-radicalisation in edited volume on de-radicalisation and disengagement.

(under review): Reflective piece on facing sexual harassment as a Muslim woman in academia.

Editor-Reviewed Publications

2018. 'The Mood was an Explosion of Freedom': The 1968 Movement and the Participation of Women Fighters during the Lebanese Civil War. In: Sarah Colvin & Katharina Karcher (eds.): Women, Global Protest Movements and Political Agency: Rethinking the Legacy of 1968. Abdingdon: Routledge. [24 pages] (Find the book here.)

2017. On Taking Your Child to the Field. In: Conversations, "International Feminist Journal of Politics", Volume 19, Issue 13: pp. 379-380. (Read the article here.)

2004. Der islamische Gebetsteppich. [The Islamic Prayer Rug.] In: Anna Schwarz (ed.): Kulturwissenschaftliche Neugier auf die Welt. Fragen Frankfurter Viadrina Studenten. [Curious Cultural Scientists: Questions by Viadrina Students from Frankfurt.] Bliesdorf: Findling. (Find the book here.)

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(under review): Frauen und gewalttätiger islamistischer Extremismus: Weshalb europäische Frauen sich dem IS anschließen und was wir dagegen tun können [Women and Violent Islamist Extremism: Why European Women Join IS and What We Can Do to Help Prevent it. Book chapter in edited volume on feminism and Islam].

Research Blog Posts, Policy Papers, and Commentary

2018 (co-authored with Sulekha Hassan and Bushra Wasty). Boris Johnson's Burqa Comments Put British Muslim Women in Danger. Middle East Eye Columns, 9 August 2018. (Read the column here.)

2018. Counterterrorism and the Death Penalty: Why Human Rights Must be Non-Negotiable in the Fight against Terrorism. ConnectFutures blog, 7 August 2018. (Read the blog post here.)

2018. Counterextremism, Communities and Gender: Why We Need More Communities-Focused and Gender-sensitive Approaches. ConnectFutures blog, 30 April 2018. (Read the blog post here.)

(Reposted on the website of the International Human Rights Centre (IHRC), 30 April 2018).

2018. The Roles of Women in Counter-Radicalisation and Disengagement (CRaD) Processes. Best Practices and Lessons Learned from Europe and the Arab World. Input Paper. Berlin: Berghof Foundation. (Read the paper here.)

2017. Women in the 'Islamic State': Tactical Advantage Trumps Ideology. Global Observatory, blog of the International Peace Institute, 21 August 2017. (Read the blog post here.)

2017. Mothers, Bombs and a Whole Lot of Gender Clichés. Engenderings, blog of the LSE Gender Institute, 29 June 2017. (Read the blog post here.)

2017. How Will UK Respond to Manchester Attack? Global Observatory, blog of the International Peace Institute. 26 May 2017. (Read the analysis here.)

2017. The 'Real Housewives of ISIS' Sketch: When Funny Is Harmful. Engenderings, blog of the LSE Gender Institute, 16 January 2017. (Read the blog post here.)

2016. Why Do Women Join IS? A Critique of Gendered Assumptions on Women’s Motivations. Engenderings, blog of the LSE Gender Institute, 24 November 2016. (Read the blog post here.)

2016. Why Terrorists and Extremists Aren’t "Bunches of Guys": Gender and Counter-Extremism. ConnectFutures blog, 17 October 2016. (Read the blog post here.)

Book Reviews

2018. Book Review: Lahouari Addi (2017): Radical Arab Nationalism and Political Islam. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press. In: Reading Religion. (Read the book review here.)

2018. Book Review: Magnus Ranstorp and Magnus Normak (eds.) (2015): Terrorism Innovation and Learning: Al-Qaeda and Beyond. Abingdon: Routledge. In: Political Studies Review, Volume 16, Issue 4, p. 120. (Read the book review here.)

2017. Book Review: Anabel Inge (2016): The Making of a Salafi Muslim Woman: Paths to Conversion. New York, NY: Oxford University Press. In: Fieldwork in Religion, Volume 12, Number 1, pp. 127-128). (Read the book review here.)

2017. Book Review: Jessica Davis (2017): Women in Modern Terrorism: From Liberation Wars to Global Jihad and the Islamic State. Lanham: Rowman and Littlefield. Blog of the LSE Middle East Centre, 14 August 2017. (Read the book review here.)

2017. Book Review: Hansjörg Dilger and Kristina Dohrn (eds.) (2016): Living in Refugee Camps in Berlin: Women's Perspectives and Experiences. Berlin: Weißensee-Verlag. LSE Review of Books, 8 March 2017. (Read the book review here.)

(Reposted on iwspace. international women's space berlin, 10 March 2017.)

2016. Book Review: Peter Neumann (2016): Radicalized. New Jihadists and the Threat to the West. London: I.B. Tauris. LSE Review of Books, 8 December 2016. (Read the book review here.)

(Reposted on San Francisco Review of Books, 30 March 2017.)

2016. Towards a Gender-Sensitive Analysis of War and its Aftermath. Book Review: Simona Sharoni et al.: Handbook on Gender and War. Engenderings, Blog of the LSE Gender Institute, 14 September 2016. (Read the book review here.)

Media Appearances

A Farsa Reformista [A Reformist Farce]. Contribution (interview) to an article (in Portuguese) on women's rights, human rights and reform in Saudi Arabia. VEJA Brazil, 31 August 2018. (Read the article here.)

'Jihadi Brides': Shrinking Violets or Grownups With Agency?. Contribution (interview) to article on how women (formerly) associated with ISIS, their children, and returnees from Syria/Iraq are (and should) be treated. Al Bawaba, 11 June 2018. (Read the article here.)

Women and (Counter)Radicalisation in Europe, Lebanon and the region. Interview on the roles of women in extremist movements and in counterradicalisation and disengagement efforts. Qur'an Radio Lebanon (radio channel of Dar al-Fatwa, the highest Sunni-Muslim authority in Lebanon), 4 September 2017.

Beyond Belief: Religion in Germany. Interview on Islam in Germany. BBC Radio 4, 22 May 2017. (Listen to the episode here.)

Fear Factor: 177 Scholars Skip Academic Conference Over Trump Travel Ban. Tweet quoted in an article on how President Trump's temporarily halted travel ban affects international researchers. USA TODAY College, 1 March 2017. (Read the article here.)

'Some of Our Friends Couldn't Make it'. Contribution (interview) to an article on how President Trump's temporarily halted travel ban affects international researchers. Inside Higher Ed, 27 February 2017. (Read the article here.)

Bloggerin im Auftrag des IS. [Female Blogger on Behalf of IS.] Contribution (interview) to an article (in German) on female bloggers associated with IS and why European girls and women decide to join Islamist groups in Syria. Published in German daily "Frankfurter Rundschau", 20 October 2014. (Read the article here.)

Kampf für den Islam - Welche Rollen Frauen im Jihad spielen. [Fighting for Islam: The Roles of Women in Jihad.] Interview (in German) on European girls and women joining violent Islamists in Syria. Published in Austrian daily “Wiener Zeitung”, 9 May 2014. (Read the interview here.)

Non-Research-Based Writing

2017. When Attendance is Resistance: Why, as a Muslim Woman, I Am Not Going to Boycott #ISA2017. Engenderings, Blog of the LSE Gender Institute, 9 February 2017. (Read the blog post here.)

2016. „Not Even Water…“ How to Survive Writing your PhD During Ramadan. Warwick University PhD Life Blog, 29 June 2016. (Read the blog post here.)