Amal Abu-Bakare is a doctoral student at Aberystwyth University, studying racialisation and counterterrorism in the context of International Relations Theory. She identifies as a Black Muslim Feminist, and is interested in social justice, art, and media projects that address the intersections between race, gender, and religion.

General Research Interests

  • Race and Racialisation in Security and Political discourse
  • Terrorism and Counterterrorism
  • Postcolonial and Critical IR Theory
  • Ethnic Conflict
  • Middle Eastern Regionalism

Publications and Conference Papers

“Acknowledging the Colour in Counterterror: Decolonizing ‘Counterterrorism’ in the Liberalist sense ” (October 2016) –  presented at Millennium Journal’s conference Racialized Realities in World Politics, London (United Kingdom)

“Islamophobia and the colour line: How efforts to contest British counterterrorism policies reveal racialised borders between faith and ‘coloured’ communities” (March 2019)– presented at International Studies Association ( ISA) Annual Convention 2019, Toronto (Canada)