Lecturer in Terrorism Studies
University of St Andrews
BA in History, Delhi Univ., Delhi; MA in History, Jawaharlal Nehru Univ., New Delhi; PhD in Int'l Relations, London School of Economics and Political Science, London. 2008, joined the Handa Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence (CSTPV) as Research Fellow; 2010, appointed Lecturer; currently, Lecturer in Terrorism Studies. Regional expertise in the Middle East and South Asia. Primary areas of interest include the role of nationalism, culture and religion in the promulgation of political violence and terrorism, most particularly suicide terrorism. Research focused mainly upon violent groups engaged in campaigns of national independence. Also works on transnational terrorist groups and dedicated Islamist proxies. Extensive fieldwork in the Middle East. Former primary investigator, START-funded project, In the Eyes of the Beholder. Currently exploring macro-level shifts in transnational terrorism, the role of martyrdom in heroic warfare and the role of memory in promulgating contemporary violence. Author, Hamas and Suicide Terrorism: A Multi-Causal and Multi-Level Approach (2011).