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Nadia Al-dayel


Executive Director

Nadia Al-Dayel’s expertise investigates the use of slavery, foreign fighters and the gendered recruitment tactics of violent extremist organizations. She is associated with the Centre for Conflict, Security and Terrorism at the University of Nottingham, United Kingdom. She also has been a Research Associate for the University of Nottingham’s Rights Lab, tracking governmental responses to modern slavery within (non)conflict areas. She is a peer review editor and her work is aimed at security practitioners and academics. Her research experience comes from living and working in the United States, Southeast Asia, and the Arabian Gulf. 

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Selected Peer-Reviewed Publications

Nadia Al-Dayel

“Now is the Time to Wake Up”:

Islamic State's Narratives of Political Awareness 

Terrorism and Political Violence (2019)

Nadia Al-Dayel

Sexual Suppression and Political Agency:

Evoking a woman's support for the Islamic State 

Studies in Conflict and Terrorism (2018)

Nadia Al-Dayel and Aaron Anfinson 

“In the Words of the Enemy”:

the Islamic State's reflexive projection of statehood

Critical Studies on Terrorism (2018, 11(1))


Nadia Al-Dayel, Andrew Mumford and Kevin Bales

Not Yet Dead:

the establishment and regulation of slavery by the Islamic State

Aaron Anfinson and Nadia Al-Dayel

“Is that an American?”:

Mobilising citizenship as a radical tactic of asymmetric warfare  

Recent Conferences and

Invited Speaking Engagements

International Studies Association

Honolulu, Hawaii, March 26, 2020

Society for Terrorism Research International Conference

Oslo, Norway, June 20, 2019

Society for Terrorism Research International Conference

Liverpool, United Kingdom, Sept 6, 2018

Center for Conflict, Security and Terrorism

University of Nottingham, United Kingdom, Oct 10, 2018

University of Nottingham Politics and International Relations Summer Conference

University of Nottingham, United Kingdom, June 21, 2018

British International Studies Association Conference

Bath, United Kingdom, June 13, 2018

Political Studies Association

Cardiff, United Kingdom, March 28, 2018

University of Nottingham

Politics Professional Development Course

University of Nottingham, United Kingdom, Dec 6, 2017

Terrorism and Social Media Conference (TASMconf)

University of Swansea, United Kingdom, April 27, 2017


Nadia Al-Dayel