Publications

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Women in Modern Terrorism:

from liberation wars to global jihad and the Islamic

state

 

Praise for Women in Modern Terrorism

“This is a well-written, empirically-based account of the role of women in modern terrorism.” (Perspectives on Terrorism)

“Women in Modern Terrorism is a well-structured and well-written book…. The book is accessible enough for readers with a general interest in the topic to benefit from…. The main strength of Women in Modern Terrorism is its comparative approach…. Davis sharply analyses existing literature and common perspectives on women and terrorism and political violence…. Women in Modern Terrorism provides a well-written overview of key debates in the field of terrorism studies and will provide a useful summary to the reader aware of the book’s limitations.” (The London School of Economics and Political Science Review of Books)

“Davis follows excellent leads and develops a database of women involved in conflicts involving jihadi movements from Chechnya to Nigeria to Sri Lanka and beyond.... The book has a crisp, clear logical structure and uses a large database of terrorist events (known as the Women in Terrorist Incidents database). One of the other aspects that Davis is successful in highlighting is the way in which ideas filter between these groups providing them with some commonality and enabling them to remain unique within their context.” (Politics, Religion & Ideology)

“With recent Islamist inspired attacks carried out by women and their children in Indonesia and the conviction of a mother and her daughters in the United Kingdom Women in Modern Terrorism is a timely study of women in modern terrorist organisations. Throughout this book Davis dispels any misconceptions that female involvement in terrorism is an aberration or exception through detailed case studies. Using a mixed method approach and drawing from diverse theoretical disciplines Davis conducts an empirical study of women’s role in modern terrorist organisations. Drawing evidence from suicide attacks carried out by women, Davis’ main objective is to provide an authoritative account of women’s involvement in terrorism which she achieves through a series of case studies outlining organisational and societal factors that contribute to women’s involvement in modern terrorism.” (Journal of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism)


Jessica has written a number of articles relating to her areas of expertise, some of which are featured below.


DAVIS women in ISIS

Women and the ISIL phenomenon: from recruiters to suicide bombers and everything in

between

Women and Radical Islamic Terrorism: Planners, perpetrators, patrons?

Women and Radical Islamic Terrorism: Planners, perpetrators, patrons?

Regional Security and the Implementation of the CPA in the Sudan

Regional Security and the Implementation of the CPA in the Sudan

There are Canadian women fighting for Islamic State - and Ottawa needs a plan

There are Canadian women fighting for Islamic State - and Ottawa needs a plan

Evolution of the Global Jihad: Female Suicide Bombers in Iraq

Evolution of the Global Jihad: Female Suicide Bombers in Iraq

Gendered Terrorism: Women in the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam

Gendered Terrorism: Women in the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam

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From Kosovo to Afghanistan: Canada and Information Operations

Review of Learning to Love the Bomb

Review of Learning to Love the Bomb

Review of Female suicide bombings:  A critical gender approach in Critical Studies in Terrorism

Review of Female Suicide Bombings:
A critical gender approach in Critical

Studies in Terrorism