Emman El-Badawy

University of Exeter, Doctoral Researcher

Emman's research includes the role of education policy on identity and societies across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, and the rise of global Islamic extremism and regional sectarianism. A Doctoral Researcher at Exeter University's Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, she was a senior MENA analyst at the Centre on Religion & Geopolitics. She has taught on MENA politics and economy, and Islamist movements. An Arabic speaker, she has worked in the field of counter-extremism and Islamic radicalisation for over ten years. Emman provides consultancy to organisations operating within MENA, as well as expertise for constructing international examination papers for Egyptian schools offering British GCSEs and A Levels. Emman has been a BBC 'Expert Voice' on radicalisation, political Islam, and counter-extremism in the UK and EU. She has appeared, and her research, has been featured on Sky News, Channel 4, BBC News, and Al Jazeera.



Saudi-Iraqi Tensions Should be a Wake-Up Call on Sectarianism

ISIS has shown that localised sectarian tensions can give rise to global terrorism, and that marriages of convenience can come back to bite us.

Emman El-Badawy

09 Sep 2016


Milestones to Militancy

In new research, the Centre on Religion & Geopolitics looks at what the lives of 100 jihadis tell us about the global jihadi movement.

Mubaraz Ahmed, Milo Comerford and Emman El-Badawy

23 Apr 2016


Saudi Arabia's Executions: Why Now?

Saudi Arabia's execution of Nimr al-Nimr, along with 46 others, in January drew widespread condemnation and a growing regional crisis. But the regime seeks to gain domestically and internationally from its actions.

Emman El-Badawy

05 Jan 2016


What Khamenei's letter shares with jihadi propaganda

In a message to Europe's youth after the deadly Paris attacks, Iran’s supreme leader stands at the crossroads between two bitterly opposing interpretations of Islam, explains Emman El-Badawy.

Emman El-Badawy

03 Dec 2015


Tunisian Tremors

As Tunisia suffers its third major ISIS-claimed attack this year, Emman El-Badawy explores what increasing violence could mean for a country held up as the Arab uprisings' biggest success story.

Emman El-Badawy

25 Nov 2015

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