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.

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Akil Awan

Role: Chair
Institution: Royal Holloway University of London

Maria Norris

Role: Convenor
Institution: London School of Economics

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