25th Anniversary Fellow
Sarah Marsden is Senior Lecturer in Radicalisation and Protest in a Digital Age in the Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion at Lancaster University, prior to which she was a Lecturer in Terrorism Studies at the University of St Andrews. Sarah’s research and teaching takes an interdisciplinary approach to radical and violent politics. She has published widely on global jihadism, religious nationalism, and radical social movements in journals including Terrorism and Political Violence, Studies in Conflict and Terrorism and the Journal of Strategic Studies. Sarah is part of the Centre for Research and Evidence on Security Threats, a national hub for security research based at Lancaster. Her current research focuses on counter-extremism and counter-terrorism policy; ‘foreign fighters’; and women’s involvement in radical politics. Her last book Reintegrating Extremists: Deradicalisation and Desistance (Palgrave Macmillan) was published in 2017, and her monograph Violent Legacies: Why Militant Movements Endure is forthcoming with McGill Queen’s University Press.