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Nadia Al-Dayel

Doctoral Researcher, Faculty of Social Sciences

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Biography

Nadia Al-Dayel is a doctoral researcher in terrorism studies. She received her Bachelor's degree from North Dakota State University and her Master's degree with distinction from the University of Hong Kong. She has also been a Research Associate for the University of Nottingham's Rights Lab, producing scoping reports and tracking governmental responses to modern slavery conditions within the MENA region. She is a co-founder and Director of Analysis at Critica Research and Analysis in Washington, D.C. Her research experience comes from living and working in the United States, Southeast Asia, and the Arabian Gulf.

Expertise Summary

Terrorism Studies

Foreign Fighters

Gendered Narratives

Slavery conditions in Islamic State territory

Mediatisation

Propaganda Analysis

Research Summary

Nadia's thesis investigates foreign fighters and female recruiters of the Islamic State. She examines the 'foreign' fighter construction within propaganda. She considers how unfolding tensions… read more

Recent Publications

Society for Terrorism Research International Conference, Liverpool, United Kingdom, 6 September, 2018

Paper: 'Now is the time to wake up': the tension of citizen-state relations in Islamic State propaganda

Center for Conflict, Security and Terrorism, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom, 10 October, 2018

Presentation: 'Sexual Suppression and Political Agency: Evoking a woman's support for the Islamic State'

University of Nottingham Politics and International Relations PG Conference, 21 June, 2018​

Paper: 'No life without Jihad': the citizenship dynamics of the Islamic State

British International Studies Association Conference, Bath, 13 June, 2018

Paper: Projections of sovereignty: (re)politicizing the so-called 'Islamic State' (co-presented with Aaron Anfinson)

Political Studies Association Conference, University of Cardiff, 28 March, 2018

Paper: Rethinking the 'Foreign Fighter': towards an alternative understanding of transnational terrorism

Terrorism and Social Media Conference (TASMconf), University of Swansea, 27 April, 2017

Paper: Approaching counter-terrorism through the 'Western' Muslim experience: curtailing the saturation of fear (co-presented with Aaron Anfinson)

Sociolinguistics Today and Tomorrow: Postgraduate Perspectives, 2 October, 2015, University of Hong Kong

HASHTAG Akbar Khalifah: The typographic landscaping of the Islamic State's multi-modal advertisements

Sociolinguistics of Globalisation International Conference, 3 June, 2015

(De)constructing national modernity: Nation branding and the staging of the Islamic State (co-presented with Aaron Anfinson)

Current Research

Nadia's thesis investigates foreign fighters and female recruiters of the Islamic State. She examines the 'foreign' fighter construction within propaganda. She considers how unfolding tensions between citizens and the state are enacted within extremist materials.

Past Research

Nadia has been analysing extremist materials for the last several years. Her MA dissertation considers the mediatisation of the Islamic State.

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