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Research interests

Leonie is interested in critical approaches to conflict, terrorism and counterterrorism. Her work on the discursive construction of identities has covered diverse topics, including the representation of women's migration to Islamic State, Islamophobia, the British far-right, American neoconservatives and Enoch Powell's impact on local politics.

She is particularly interested in gendered and racialised constructions in international politics and how these are re-articulated in national and local settings.

Biography

Leonie Jackson joined Northumbria University in May 2020 having previously worked as a senior lecturer at the University of Huddersfield. Her research focuses on representations of gender and racialisation in terrorism and counterterrorism and she recently completed her second book, The Monstrous and the Vulnerable: Framing British Jihadi Brides, published with Hurst & Co. in 2021.

She has contributed commentary for BBC Radio Four, The Yorkshire Post, and was the winner of the 2018 Political Studies Association's Sir Bernard Crick prize for Outstanding Teaching. Leonie serves on the editorial board of the journal Critical Studies on Terrorism.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

International Politics, PhD

31 Aug 201531 Dec 2099

Award Date: 31 Aug 2015

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