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Rabea Khan



Rabea received her BA in International Relations and Law from Oxford Brookes University in 2014. She also holds an M.Litt in International Security Studies from the University of St Andrews. Her M.Litt thesis was entitled ‘Rethinking Religious Terrorism beyond Binaries’ and received the Lord Pittenweem prize for best M.Litt dissertation. Rabea is the current president of the organising committee for the St Andrews Graduate Conference in Terrorism Studies 2018. Rabea’s thesis analyses the consequences of gendered language for the perception and presentation of religious terrorism in academic as well as public discourse.

First supervisor: Dr Caron Gentry
Second supervisor: Professor Karin Fierke

Research Interests

Critical Terrorism Studies, Critical Religion, Religious Terrorism, Gender, Critical Feminist Discourse Analysis, Post-structural Feminism .


1005 Introduction to International Relations
1006 Foreign Policy Analysis


Rethinking Religious Terrrorism: A Feminist Discourse Analysis of the LTTE, paper presented at:
Rethinking the Politics of Freedom 5th Annual St Andrews Graduate Conference in International Political Theory, 21st April 2017, University of St Andrews