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Alexander Meleagrou-Hitchens
Alexander Meleagrou-Hitchens

Dr Alexander Meleagrou-Hitchens

Senior Lecturer in Terrorism and Radicalisation

Research interests

  • Security


Dr Meleagrou-Hitchens is Lecturer in Terrorism and Radicalisation at the War Studies Department. He is the co-convener of the MA in Terrorism, Security and Society and convenor of the Homegrown Radicalisation and Counter-Radicalisation optional MA module. His research interests focus on the ideology and strategy of extremist social movements in the West, with a particular interest in militant Islamists and the extreme right.

Subject areas:

  • Terrorism,

  • Counter-terrorism

  • Radicalisation

  • Social Movements Groups

Recent and forthcoming publications:

Incitement: Anwar al-Awlaki’s Western Jihad (Harvard University Press, 2020)

“Salafism in America: History, Evolution, Radicalization,” George Washington University Program on Extremism, 2019

“The Travelers: American Jihadists in Iraq and Syria,” George Washington University Program on Extremism (with Seamus Hughes and Bennet Clifford).

“The Impact of Digital Communications Technology on Radicalization and Recruitment,” International Affairs, Vol. 93, No. 5. (with Audrey Alexander and Nick Kaderbhai)

“The Challenges and Limitations of Online Counter-Narratives in the Fight against ISIS Recruitment in Europe and North America,” Georgetown Journal of International Affairs, Vol. 18, No. 3.

“The Long 20th Century,” in Erica Chenoweth, Andreas Gofas, Richard English, Stathis Kalyvas (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Terrorism (Oxford University Press, 2019) (with Martyn Frampton and John Bew)

“The English Defence League and Europe’s Counter-Jihad Movement,” in Peter Neumann (ed.), Radicalization, (Routledge, 2015)