Dr. Elizabeth Pearson
Dr Elizabeth Pearson is a Lecturer in Criminology at Royal Holloway, University of London, based within the Conflict, Violence and Terrorism Research Centre. Elizabeth specialises in gender, extremism and countering extremism and was previously part of the team at the Cyber Threats Research Centre (CYTREC) at Swansea University. Her ESRC-funded Ph.D. was awarded by King’s College London and focused on masculinities and radical right and Islamist activism in the UK. She has also written on gender and the Jihadist group Boko Haram. Elizabeth is an Associate Fellow at the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) and author of the new book (2021) “Countering Violent Extremism: Making Gender Matter”, along with Emily Winterbotham and Dr Katherine Brown. Before academia Elizabeth spent more than fifteen years with BBC radio where she worked in production, reporting and feature-making, mainly for BBC Radio Four.
This original report is published by the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) and project CRAAFT. Post-Qadhafi Libya has played a pivotal role in the proliferation of small arms and light weapons (SALW) not only in the Middle East and North Africa but also in other regions, as far as West Africa and the Horn of […]
This perspective analyses potential SADC interventions and private military companies to combat Islamic State terrorism in Mozambique.
Since the end of 2016, Britain and the US have taken unprecedented steps to proscribe post-war radical right groups; National Action, Sonnenkrieg Division, and Feuerkrieg Division by the former, and the Russian Imperial Movement by the latter. While these groups are serial purveyors of online extremism and often celebrate terrorism in their fora, deeper similarities […]