Leonie Jackson
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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 is currently completing 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.

Education/Academic qualification

International Politics, PhD

31 Aug 201531 Dec 2099

Award Date: 31 Aug 2015

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