SOAS University of London

Influencing Corridors of Power

Dr Rob Faure Walker

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Rob Faure Walker
Dr Rob Faure Walker
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Dr Rob Faure Walker is Senior Researcher on the SOAS Influencing Corridors of Power Project and convenes the monthly Prevent Digest. He has interests in Critical Realism, Critical Discourse Analysis, and policy engagement. He has been researching counter-extremism since seeing its negative impact on relationships between teachers and students while working as a teacher in East London. His book on the Emergence of “Extremism” will be published by Bloomsbury in 2021.


Faure Walker, R. (2020). Pseudoscience, Think Tanks and ‘Intellectual Landscaping’: Exposing the Wilful Ignorance of the Right. Novara Media. 

Faure Walker, R. (2019). "Teachers as informants: countering extremism and promoting violence." Journal of Beliefs & Values 40(3).

Faure Walker, R. (2019). "The UK's PREVENT Counter-Terrorism Strategy appears to promote rather than prevent violence." Journal of Critical Realism 18(5): 487-512.

Faure Walker, R. (2018a). Counter-Terrorism in the Classroom. In G. Overland (Ed.), Violent Extremism in the 21st Century. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. 

Faure Walker, R. (2018) Instead of being cast as a threat, Muslim solidarity could show us all how to live together. MEND More than words, Approaching a definition of Islamophobia. 

Fernandez, S., Faure Walker, R., Younis, T. (2018) The Where of Prevent. Discover Society. 

Faure Walker, R. (2018). Use of the word ‘radicalisation’ is ballooning – and it’s hiding the real causes of violence. The Conversation.  

Faure Walker, R. (2017). By casting teachers as informants, British counter-extremism policy is promoting violence. The Conversation.

Faure Walker, R. (2017). How Preventing Terror is Promoting Violence. Discover Society(41). 

Faure Walker, R. (2017) New Schools Network Reports That Arts Funding, Classroom Time, and Teachers are being Cut in Response to Ebacc. Abram Wilson Foundation.