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Dr Alice Finden

Assistant Professor in International Politics

PhD (SOAS, University of London)

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Assistant Professor in International Politics in the School of Government and International AffairsEH109, Elvet Hill House+44 (0) 191 33 40641
Member of the Institute for Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies  


Dr Alice Finden is an Associate Professor of International Politics. She completed her PhD at SOAS, University of London where she carried out a feminist genealogical and mixed methods study of counter terrorism practices within colonial occupied Egypt, looking to how state violence is normalised through legal practices. She particularly focuses on the area of pre-crime, tracing it back to the colonial period, as a means to interrogate claims that it is an exceptional, post 9-11 phenomenon. 

Alice is interested in developing methods and methodologies as a means to tell us new stories about global geopolitics. She also is interested in critical and feminist pedagogies that engage research methods as a mean to help students ask new questions. 

Research interests

  • critical terrorism studies
  • feminist and queer theories
  • qualitative methods including archival and interviews
  • post-colonial theory
  • colonialism and empire
  • violence and its normalisation