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Dr Rizwaan Sabir

Dr Rizwaan Sabir

Telephone: 0151 231 3492


Dr Rizwaan Sabir is a Lecturer in Criminology in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Science at Liverpool John Moores University, specialising in the study of UK counter-terrorism, counterinsurgency, and political Islam.

His current research examines the synergy between counter-terrorism policy and counterinsurgency doctrine in the UK’s domestic ‘War on Terror’, and the evolving role that propaganda and 'strategic communication' plays in the campaign against armed Islamic groups. He also has experience of researching “extreme” and “risky” subjects at university, as well as the challenges faced by academics, researchers, and students of terrorism and political violence.

Rizwaan is a contributor to the media and provides analysis on his subject specialism in the news, in the press, and radio. He can be contacted via email or followed on Twitter (@RizwaanSabir)

**Ph.D. Supervision**

Rizwaan is happy to consider supervising PhD's on the following areas:

- The global "War on Terror"
- Counterinsurgency and counter-terrorism
- CONTEST (Pursue and Prevent)
- Political Islam
- Intelligence, policing, and security
- Media, political/strategic communication, and propaganda


Book review

Sabir R. 2018. Radical skin, moderate masks: de-radicalising the Muslim & racism in post-racial societies ETHNIC AND RACIAL STUDIES, 41 :2384-2386 >DOI >Link


Sabir R. 2017. ‘Policing Austerity through the “War on Terror”’ Whyte D, Cooper V. The Violence of Austerity Pluto Press (UK) 9780745399485

Sabir R, Miller D. 2013. Counterterrorism as Counterinsurgency in the UK "War on Terror" Whyte D, Poynting S. Counter-Terrorism and State Political Violence :12-32 Routledge. Abingdon 9780415748094

Sabir R, Miller D. 2012. Propaganda and Terrorism Daya Kishan T, Freedman D. Media and Terrorism :77-94 Sage. London 9781446201589

Journal article

Sabir R. 2017. Blurred Lines and False Dichotomies: Integrating Counterinsurgency into the UK’s domestic ‘War on Terror’ Critical Social Policy, 37 :1-27 >DOI >Public Url