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Department of Politics and International Studies

Dr Corinna Mullin

PhD (London)


Corinna Mullin
Dr Corinna Mullin
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Corinna Mullin is a Research Associate in the Department of Politics and International Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS). Dr Mullin is currently based in Tunisia, where she is a Visiting Assistant Professor in International Relations at the University of Tunis.

Dr Mullin joined SOAS in September 2008 as an Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Politics and International Studies after completing her PhD in International Relations at the London School of Economics (LSE). Following this, Dr Mullin spent two years in the Politics Department at SOAS as a Lecturer in Comparative and International Politics, with reference to the Middle East.

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

Dr Mullin's monograph, ‘Constructing Political Islam as the New Other: America and its Post-War on Terror Politics’, will be published by I.B. Tauris in the coming year.  The book examines the ontological and epistemological roots of the discourse on political Islam and its dynamic relationship to US foreign policy and identity construction. A study of the politics and genealogy of the ‘national security state’, it engages themes of power and resistance, and traces the ‘migration’ of ‘war on terror’ legislation, discourses and practices, with a focus here on Egypt and Tunisia.



Dr Mullin’s current research focuses on the politics of the ‘national security state’, state violence and resistance, the complex and dynamic relationship between international relations and state-society relations, with a focus on the US, Western Asia and North Africa.

Additional research interests include: International Relations Theory, Critical Terrorism Studies, Critical Security Studies, Political Islam (Political Thought, Discourses, Policies and Practices), Peace and Conflict Studies, Transitional Justice.


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

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. (In Press)

Mullin, Corinna (2012) 'Israel: The Biggest Threat to World Peace?' In: Daud Abdullah, Daud and Koning Abuzayd, Karen, (eds.), The Battle for Public Opinion in Europe: Changing Perceptions of the Palestine-Israel Conflict. MEMO Publishers.


Mullin, Corinna (2013) 'Resisting the other of the ‘war on terror’: lessons from Japanese internment camps?' Opendemocracy.com .

Mullin, Corinna (2013) 'Tunisia: a counterrevolutionary moment?' Opendemocracy.com .

Mullin, Corinna and Patel, Ian (2013) 'Political violence and the efforts to salvage Tunisia’s revolution.' Al Jazeera English .

Mullin, Corinna and Shahshahani, Azadeh (2012) 'The legacy of US intervention and the Tunisian revolution: promises and challenges one year on.' Interface: a journal for and about social movements, 4 (1). pp. 67-101.

Mullin, Corinna (2011) '‘War on Terror’ memorialising.' Opendemocracy.com .

Mullin, Corinna and Shahshahani, Azadeh (2011) 'Western complicity in the crimes of the Ben Ali regime.' Opendemocracy.com .

Mullin, Corinna (2011) 'Post-Wikileaks lessons from the Tunisian ‘intifada’.' Opendemocracy.com .

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 and Shahshahani, Azadeh (2011) 'The Bahrain ‘Spring’: the revolution that wasn’t televised.' Opendemocracy.com .

Mullin, Corinna (2010) 'Hamas marginalisation from the Israel-Palestine "Peace Process".' Opendemocracy.com .

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.

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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