Nadia Al-dayel

MA, PhD

Founder

Nadia Al-Dayel’s expertise lies in analyzing the tactics of captivity, slavery, and human trafficking by terrorist organizations and other criminal actors. She develops and supervises new areas of research on terrorism, migration, conflict, and global security.

She has in-depth experience investigating how ISIS strategically and financially benefited from the establishment and regulation of slavery across its occupied territories. She has also surveyed how human trafficking and exploitation occur at migrant detention centers in Libya, highlighting policy implications for multilateral border security agreements and humanitarian concerns.

Al-Dayel is a Research Scholar for the Global Association of Human Trafficking Scholars (GAHTS). Additionally, she is a Lead International Relations Officer in the Office of Child Labor Forced Labor and Human Trafficking (OCFT).* Al-Dayel has been associated with the Centre for Conflict, Security and Terrorism at the University of Nottingham. She was also a Research Associate for the 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, the United Kingdom, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East.

*The research, views, and support associated with Critica do not represent the views of the Department of Labor or the United States.

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Selected Peer-Reviewed Publications

Nadia Al-Dayel, Aaron Anfinson and Graeme Anfinson

Captivity, Migration, and Power in Libya

Journal of Human Trafficking (2021)

Nadia Al-Dayel, Andrew Mumford and Kevin Bales

Not Yet Dead:

the establishment and regulation of slavery

by the Islamic State

Studies in Conflict and Terrorism (2020)

Aaron Anfinson and Nadia Al-Dayel

Landmines and Improvised Explosive Devices: the lingering terror of the Islamic State

Studies in Conflict and Terrorism (2020)

Megan Conroy and Nadia Al-Dayel

Identity Construction Through Discourse: A Case Study of ISIS’s No Respite Video

Studies in Conflict and Terrorism (2020)

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))

Essays and Invited Commentary

Aaron Anfinson and Nadia Al-Dayel

The threat of the Islamic State's extensive use of improvised explosives

International Centre for Counter-Terrorism--the Hague

Nadia Al-Dayel and Andrew Mumford

ISIS and Their Use of Slavery

International Centre for Counter-Terrorism--the Hague 

Recent Conferences and

Invited Speaking Engagements

International Studies Association

 (Virtual) April 6-9, 2021

ACAMS Virtual MENA

December 8-10, 2020

International Studies Association (CANCELLED due to COVID-19)

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

Contact

Nadia Al-Dayel

al-dayel@criticaresearch.com

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