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Department of Politics and International Studies

Dr Corinna Mullin

PhD (London)


Corinna Mullin
London Middle East Institute (LMEI)

Research Associate

Dr Corinna Mullin
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Dr Mullin is currently based in Tunisia, where she has been a Visiting Assistant Professor in International Relations at the University of Tunis for the past three years. Prior to this, she held a two-year Lectureship in  Comparative and International Politics of the Middle East in the Politics and International Studies department at SOAS, where she also spent one year as an Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Postdoctoral Research Fellow. She holds a PhD in International Relations from the London School of Economics (LSE).  

Dr Mullin has taught seminars and lectured on various topics, including Political Society of the Middle East, Government and Politics of the Middle East, International Political Economy, International Institutions, Islam and Politics, International Relations Theory, International Relations of the Middle East and Human Rights.  

In addition to her academic publications, Dr Mullin has contributed analysis to a wide-range of online media outlets, including: Jadaliyya, Sada, Al Jazeera, Huffington Post, Foreign Policy in Focus and openDemocracy.



Dr Mullin’s current research focuses on: genealogies of ‘national security' and 'state of emergency'; politics and political economy of the 'war on terror'; discourses of power and state formation; critical race theory; knowledge production; global governance; contentious politics, with a focus on North Africa, West Asia, the US. 

Additional research interests include: global historical sociology; postcolonial/decolonial theory; comparative politics and comparative political theory; religion, secularism and law; theories of state power; political economy of violence; capitalism/(neo)liberalism.


Authored Books

Mullin, Corinna (2013) Constructing Political Islam as the New Other: America and its Post-War on Terror Politics. London: I.B. Tauris. (Forthcoming)

Book Chapters

Mulliln, Corinna (2015) 'The Geopolitics of Revolution: Assessing the Tunisian and Egyptian Revolutions in the International Context.' In: Abou-El Fadl, R. , (ed.), Revolutionary Egypt: Connecting Domestic and International Struggles. Taylor and Francis.

Mullin, Corinna (2015) 'Tunisia’s Revolution and the Domestic–International Nexus.' In: Sadiki , L., (ed.), Routledge Handbook of the Arab Spring. Routledge.

Mullin, Corinna (2014) 'The Discourse on Political Islam and the "War on Terror": Roots, Policy Implications and Potential for Change.' In: Pisouiu, Daniela, (ed.), Arguing Counterterrorism. Routledge.


Mullin, Corinna and Pallister-Wilkins, Polly (2015) 'The West Asian and North African Uprisings and the Limits of Liberal Governance, Introduction.' Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding .

Mullin, Corinna and Patel, Ian (2015) 'Governing Revolt: EU-North African Relations after the Uprisings,.' Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding .

Mullin, Corinna and Rouabah, Brahim (2015) 'Discourses of Power and State Formation: The State of Emergency from Protectorate to Post-Uprising Tunisia.' Middle East Law and Governance . (Submitted)

Mullin, Corinna (2011) 'The US Discourse on Political Islam: Is Obama’s a Truly Post-‘War on Terror’ Administration.' Critical Studies on Terrorism, 4 (2). pp. 263-281.

Mullin, Corinna (2010) 'Islamist Challenges to the ‘Liberal Peace’ Discourse: The Case of Hamas and the Israel-Palestine ‘Peace Process’.' Millennium Journal of International Studies, 39 (2). pp. 525-546.

Mullin, Corinna and Patel, Ian 'Contesting Transitional Justice as Liberal Governance in Revolutionary Tunisia.' Conflict and Society: Advances in Research . (In Press)

Mullin, Corinna ''Tunisia's 'Transition': Between Revolution and Globalized National Security.' Istanbul Policy Center . (In Press)

Book Reviews

Mullin, Corinna (2013) 'Review of Hussein Ali Agrama, 'Questioning Secularism: Islam, Sovereignty, and The Rule Of Law in Modern Egypt'.' LSE Review of Books Blog .

Mullin, Corinna (2012) 'Review of Fawaz A. Gerges, 'Obama and the Middle East: The End of America’s Moment?'.' LSE Review of Books Blog .

Mullin, Corinna (2010) 'Review of Sigrid Faath, 'Anti-Americanism in the Islamic World' and Andrew L. Hammond, 'What the Arabs Think of America'.' British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies, 37 (1). pp. 95-117.

Mullin, Corinna (2005) 'Review of Michael Thompson, 'Islam and the West: Critical Perspectives on Modernity'.' Contemporary Political Theory, 4 . pp. 192-195.

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