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Dr. Fathima Azmiya Badurdeen


Dr. Fathima Azmiya Badurdeen is presently a Lecturer at the Department of Social Sciences, Technical University of Mombasa. Fathima has worked as a researcher and trainer in the field of countering violent extremism and forced migration in Kenya. She has also worked as a researcher, trainer and evaluator for conflict transformation and peacebuilding projects in Sri Lanka. She specializes in studies exploring recruitment dynamics for terrorist networks and countering violent extremism in Kenya. Some of her recent researched articles are:

  • Badurdeen, F. A. (2020). Fathima Azmiya Badurdeen (2020) Women who volunteer: a relative autonomy perspective in Al-Shabaab female recruitment in Kenya, Critical Studies on Terrorism, DOI: 10.1080/17539153.2020.1810993
  • Badurdeen, F. A. and Goldsmith, P. (2018). Initiatives and Perceptions to Counter Violent Extremism in the Coastal Region of Kenya. Journal of De-radicalization, 16(1): 70-102.
  • Badurdeen, F. A. (2018). Positionality in Terrorism Research, in Rivas, A. M & Brendan, C. B. (eds). Experiences with Violent Research and Researching Violence. Bristol, UK: Policy Press.
  • Badurdeen, F. A. (2018). Women and Recruitment in the Al-Shabaab Network: Stories of Women being recruited by Women Recruiters in the Coastal Region of Kenya. The African Review. Special Edition 45 (1): 19-49.
  • Badurdeen, F. A. (2018). Voluntary and Involuntary Recruitment Pathways of Women and Girls into the Al-Shabaab Network. In Ali, Y. M., Nzau, M., and Khannenji, H. (Ed.). The Changing Dynamics of Terrorism and Violent Extremism: An Analysis. Nairobi: HORN International Institute for Strategic Studies.
  • Badurdeen, F. A. (2018). Surveillance of Muslim Youth in the name of Counter Terrorism, in Grasso, M. & Bessant, J. Governing Youth Politics in the Age of Surveillance. London: Routledge Publications.