SOAS University of London

London Middle East Institute

Dr Corinna Mullin

PhD (London)
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Corinna Mullin
London Middle East Institute (LMEI)

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Dr Corinna Mullin
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Dr Corinna Mullin has been based for the past five years at the University of Tunis, as a Visiting Assistant Professor in International Politics. In the fall of 2017, she will be joining the Political Science Department at John Jay College, The City University of New York.  Her research interests include genealogies and political economy of “national security”, anti-/post-/de-colonial theories and struggles, empire, knowledge production, and critical race theory, with a focus on North Africa and West Asia. Prior to moving to Tunisia, Dr. Mullin was a lecturer in Comparative Politics of the Middle East at SOAS. She is a Research Associate at the LMEI, where she has taught the Government and Politics of the Middle East summer course for the past five years.



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]


Mullin, Corinna and Patel, Ian (2016) 'Contesting Transitional Justice as Liberal Governance in Revolutionary Tunisia'. Conflict and Society: Advances in Research, pp 104-124.

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, (9) 2, pp 151-161.

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

Mullin, Corinna (2015) ''Tunisia's 'Transition': Between Revolution and Globalized National Security'. Pambazuka News.

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.

Edited Books or Journals

Mullin, Corinna and Pallister-Wilkins, Polly, (eds.), (2015) WANA Uprisings and the Limits of Liberal Governance - Special Issue of Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding. London: Taylor and Francis.

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. London: Taylor and Francis.

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

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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