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Dr Nina Musgrave
Nina Musgrave

Dr Nina Musgrave

Teaching Fellow, & Assistant Director, Centre for Defence Studies

Research subject areas

  • Conflict and security

Contact details


Nina Musgrave is Assistant Director at the Centre for Defence Studies. She is also the course tutor for the MA programme in National Security Studies in the Department of War Studies.

Nina holds a BA (Hons) from the National University of Ireland (Cork) in History and Economics, an MA in International Relations from the University of Exeter, an MSc in Global Governance and Ethics from University College London, and a PhD in War Studies from King’s College London.

Nina’s research focused on Western approaches to Hamas following Hamas’s political participation in 2006. Her most recent research, published in 2017, (‘Hamas and the ‘trap’ of sectarianism’, Global Discourse, Vol.6, no. 4, pp. 697-708) focused on how Hamas navigated sectarian cleavages in the Middle East following the outbreak of the Syrian civil war. Her forthcoming book, Hamas and the Arab Uprisings: resistance, allegiance, and the departure from Syria will be published by I.B. Tauris/Bloomsbury in 2020.

Research Areas

  • National security
  • Terrorism
  • Counter-terrorism
  • Non-state actors