Dr Anne Aly is a research fellow in the School of Social Science and International Studies at Curtin University, Australia. Her research focuses on radicalisation and countering violent extremism with a specific interest in citizen driven resistance to terrorism. Anne has published over 40 articles and book chapters on topics as varied as Muslim identity, the fear of terrorism and online radicalisation. She is the author of Terrorism and Global Security: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives (Palgrave Macmillan). Anne is the Chair of People against Violent Extremism (PaVE) a newly formed non-government organisation promoting community based responses to terrorism and violent extremism. In 2011, she was inducted in to the WA Women’s Hall of Fame in recognition of her work in the field of terrorism and counter terrorism studies.
Since the terrorist attacks on the United States of 9/11, a range of radicalisation theories and models have been put forward to explain the process by which an individual moves from a relatively benign interest in religion to an active belief in violent jihad. The study of radicalisation suffers from a lack of clarity and [...]