The Political Violence & Terrorism Specialist Group of the UK’s Political Studies Association (PSA) is an international, non-profit network of leading experts on Political Violence & Terrorism. Its mission is to support research, organise scholarly events and provide a link between academics, practitioners, policymakers and the media.

The primary aims of the group are:

 

  • To promote the study of Political Violence & Terrorism;
  • To disseminate research on relevant subjects;
  • To promote a critical discussion of the field between academics, practitioners, and policymakers;
  • To foster collaboration and the exchange of ideas and research at subnational, national, and international level;
  • To facilitate a group that is able to respond to current events and needs in a timely and critical manner;
  • To promote the dissemination of good practice in the teaching on Political Violence & Terrorism.

 

Membership is open to all academics, teachers, postgraduate students, practitioners, policymakers and media professionals with an interest in the study of Political Violence & Terrorism, as long as they are current members of the PSA. Membership is not limited to the UK.

 

 

Specialist Groups Convenors: 
Role Name Institution Email
Chair Akil Awan Royal Holloway, University of London akil.awan@rhul.ac.uk
Secretary Maria Norris London School of Economics and Political Science m.c.norris@lse.ac.uk