Author Archives: Jessica Davis

Jessica Davis graduated from the Royal Military College of Canada in 2003 with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Economics. In 2006, she completed her Master of War Studies, and has held various positions in governmental departments and agencies in Canada, in addition to working as an independent researcher. Jessica is the author of several articles relating to women in terrorism, most recently Evolution of the Global Jihad: Female Suicide Bombers in Iraq and Gendered Terrorism: Women in the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam. In Minerva Journal of Women and War. Vol 2, No 1. Spring 2008.

Female Suicide Bombers in Iraq

Over the last thirty-five years, terrorist groups have increasingly used women as suicide bombers. Within academic and policy circles, however, female terrorists continue to be viewed as an aberration. On average, four female suicide attacks occur per year, with some years seeing as many as forty attacks. In total, there have been roughly 155 female […]

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