The Critical Studies on Terrorism Working Group annual conference took place at the University of Warwick on 6 and 7 September bringing together academics, PGRs, and early career researchers from 18 universities.
The participants discussed the dominance of colonial narratives in security policies, practitioner experiences of counter-terrorism policies, and reconceptualising otherness along racial and gendered lines in security politics. The keynote address was delivered by BISA Chair Professor Ruth Blakely (University of Sheffield). The conference also featured the launch of Dr Ahmed Abozaid's new book 'Counterterrorism Strategies in Egypt: Permanent Exceptions in the War on Terror', an artwork exhibition and talk by Birmingham-based artist Faisal Hussain (TrueFormProjects) and workshops on creative approaches to visualising security and exploring the scope of activism with Critical Terrorism Studies scholarship.
An artwork exhibition and talk by Birmingham-based artist Faisal Hussain.
Panel: ‘Reimagining Otherness and Narratives of Danger in Counter-terrorism'.
Dr Ahmed Abozaid's talks about his new book 'Counterterrorism Strategies in Egypt: Permanent Exceptions in the War on Terror'.
Shaswati Das presents on ‘Understanding Jihadist recruitment in Kashmir through the social movement framework’
At the annual conference, the roles of co-convener of the working group were officially handed over from Alice Martini and Raquel da Silva to Alice Finden (Durham University) and Amna Kaleem (University of Sheffield), along with Tom Pettinger (University of Warwick) who is staying on. We would like to thank Alice and Raquel for all their hard work during their convenership.