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From TRI’s National Networks of Ph.D. Theses Writers:

List of Canadian Ph.D. Theses in Progress and Completed

Prepared by Ryan Scrivens

Coordinator of the Canadian Network of Ph.D. Theses Writers of the Terrorism Research Initiative (TRI)

Note: Each entry contains information on the (working) title of the doctoral dissertation, its author, the academic institution where the thesis is being written (including name of supervisor where provided) and the expected date of completion. At the end of the list are a number of theses that have recently been completed.

Ph.D. Theses in Progress:

Ahmed, Kawser

  • The Perceptions, Experiences, and Contributions of Leaders of Selected Community-Based Organizations in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Kawser Ahmed, [email protected]
  • University of Manitoba; Arthur. V. Mauro Center for Peace and Justice/Center for Defence and Security Studies; Dr. Sean Byrne
  • Expected date of completion: October 2016

Bérubé, Maxime

  • Understanding the Framing of Jihad Through Al-Qaeda’s Inspired English-Language Propaganda
  • Maxime Bérubé, [email protected]
  • Université de Montréal; École de Criminologie; Dr. Benoît Dupont
  • Expected date of completion: 2018

Boudreau, Geneviève B.

  • Understanding the Other: Communicating Social and Religious Identities During Conflict Amongst Different Radical Muslim Groups in the Middle East
  • Geneviève B. Boudreau, [email protected]
  • University of Ottawa; School of Sociological and Anthropological Studies; Dr. Mahmoud Eid and Dr. Ari Gandsman (co-supervision)
  • Expected date of completion: August 2018

Chan, Alice

  • Religious Bullying: Can Religious Literacy Programs Address this Phenomenon?
  • W. Y. Alice Chan, [email protected]
  • McGill University; Department of Integrated Studies in Education; Dr. Ratna Ghosh
  • Expected date of completion: 2018

Crosset, Valentine

  • La Visibilité Oppositionnelle, Étude de Cas du Groupe Armé État Islamique sur les Médias Sociaux
  • Valentine Crosset, [email protected]
  • Université de Montréal; École de Criminologie; Dr. Samuel Tanner
  • Expected date of completion: Autumn 2018

Dilimulati, Maihemuti

  • A Comparative Study of Identity Reconstruction Experiences of Highly Educated Muslim Uyghur Immigrants in Quebec and English Canada
  • Maihemuti Dilimulati, [email protected]
  • McGill University; Department of Integrated Study in Education/Faculty of Education; Dr. Ratna Ghosh
  • Expected date of completion: December 2018

Dominique-Legault, Pascal

  • Police Knowledge and Global Crowds in Quebec
  • Pascal Dominique-Legault, [email protected]
  • Université Laval; Département de Sociologie; Dr. André C. Drainville
  • Expected date of completion: Winter 2017

Dunford, Tyler

  • Public Perceptions of Terrorism and Bill C-51: A Comprehensive Analysis of Canadian Anti-Terrorism Initiatives
  • Tyler Dunford, [email protected]
  • University of Alberta; Department of Sociology; Dr. Kevin Haggerty
  • Expected date of completion: September 2019

Ford, Katie

  • Countering Violent Extremism on University Campuses: A Critical Analysis and Canadian Case Study
  • Katie Ford, [email protected]
  • University of Waterloo; Department of Sociology; Dr. Lorne Dawson
  • Expected date of completion: Late 2017

Gramaccia, Julie Alice

  • The Construction of Virtual Terror: From Bypassing Traditional Gatekeeping to Online Terrorist Propaganda
  • Julie Alice Gramaccia, [email protected]
  • Université Bordeaux-Montaigne/Université Laval; Department of Information and Communication Sciences (Université Bordeaux-Montaigne)/Department of Public Communication (Université Laval); Anne Beyaert-Geslin (Université Bordeaux-Montaigne) and Aurélie Campana and François Demers (Université Laval)
  • Expected date of completion: December 2017

Hai, Nadia

  • Join ISIS, Save the World: Understanding Online Recruiting Practices of Religious Insurgent Groups
  • Nadia Hai, [email protected]
  • Carleton University; School of Journalism and Communication; Dr. Karim Karim
  • Expected date of completion: May 2018

Landry, Joe

  • From Fragility to Stability: The Effect of Third Party Interventions on Transitioning Countries Out of the Fragility Trap 
  • Joe Landry; [email protected]
  • Carleton University; Norman Paterson School of International Affairs; Dr. David Carment
  • Expected date of completion: Summer 2017 

Laprise, Véronique

  • Police Intervention with Radical Religious Groups
  • Véronique Laprise, [email protected]
  • Université de Sherbrooke; Centre d’Études du Religieux Contemporain; Dr. David Koussens; co-supervised by Dr. Ali Dizboni, Department of Political Sciences, Royal Military College of Canada
  • Expected date of completion: 2020

Macnair, Logan

  • The Phenomenology of Radicalization
  • Logan Macnair, [email protected]
  • Simon Fraser University; School of Criminology; Dr. Richard Frank
  • Expected date of completion: April 2018

Mangat, Rupinder K.

  • The World is Watching: Military Approaches to Public-Military Relations on Social Media and the Implications for Security Governance
  • Rupinder K. Mangat, [email protected]
  • Wilfrid Laurier University; Balsillie School of International Affairs; Dr. Alistair D. Edgar
  • Expected date of completion: April 2017

Martin, Kenneth

  • Dagger of the Mind: Social Network Analysis of Relationships Between State and Non-State Actors in Conflict
  • Kenneth Martin, [email protected]
  • Concordia University; Department of Political Science; Dr. Julian Schofield
  • Expected date of completion: August 2017

Masse, Johanna

  • Extreme Beliefs and Violent Actions: The Processes of Radicalization Through Life Stories of Terrorist Women 
  • Johanna Masse, [email protected]
  • Université Laval; Département de Science Politique; Dr. Aurélie Campana
  • Expected date of completion: November 2018

Nash, Shannon

  • Al-Qaeda Sleepers and the Power of Perception on Policy, 1990s-2000s
  • Shannon Nash, [email protected]
  • University of Toronto; Department of History; Dr. Wesley Wark
  • Expected date of completion: Spring 2017

Neal, Patrick

  • Protecting the Information Society: Exploring Corporate Decision Makers Attitudes
  • Patrick Neal, [email protected]
  • Royal Roads University; Office of Interdisciplinary Studies; Dr. Bernard Schissel
  • Expected date of completion: Spring 2017

Nolan, Elanna

  • Countering Violent Extremism in Multicultural Cities: A Comparative Study of National Security at the Local Scale, in Melbourne and Vancouver
  • Elanna Nolan, [email protected]
  • University of British Columbia; Department of Geography; Dr. Daniel Hiebert
  • Expected date of completion: December 2017

Ouellet, Marie

  • From Emergence to Desistance: The Structural Evolution of Violent Extremist Networks
  • Marie Ouellet, [email protected]
  • Simon Fraser University; School of Criminology; Dr. Martin Bouchard
  • Expected date of completion: August 2016

Pumphrey, John V.

  • Using Computational Intelligence to Inform Where and How the Canadian Armed Forces Might Be Employed to Prevent Conflict
  • John V. Pumphrey, [email protected]
  • Royal Roads University; Faculty of Social and Applied Sciences; Dr. Eileen Piggot-Irvine
  • Expected date of completion: Late 2017/early 2018

Rahman, Mohammad Azizur

  • Refugee Youth Experiences and Integration Trajectories in Canada
  • Mohammad Azizur Rahman, [email protected]
  • University of Manitoba; Arthur. V. Mauro Center for Peace and Justice; Dr. Sean Byrne
  • Expected date of completion: 2019

Rebbani-Gosselin, Meriem

  • Making Counter Radicalization: A Case Study of Montreal’s Center for the Prevention of Radicalization Leading to Violence
  • Meriem Rebbani-Gosselin, [email protected]
  • Université de Montréal; École de Criminologie; Dr. Karine Côté-Boucher 
  • Expected date of completion: Summer 2019

Scrivens, Ryan

  • Searching for Signs of Extremism on White Supremacy Websites: A Machine Learning Approach
  • Ryan Scrivens, [email protected]
  • Simon Fraser University; School of Criminology; Dr. Richard Frank
  • Expected date of completion: August 2017

Shkolnik, Michael

  • Nascent Insurrections: Understanding the Evolution of Militant Groups into Full-Blown Insurgent Organizations
  • Michael Shkolnik, [email protected]
  • Carleton University; Norman Paterson School of International Affairs/Faculty of Public Affairs; Dr. Jeremy Littlewood
  • Expected date of completion: June 2018

Simon, Clémentine

  • Romantic Violence: Entre Haine et Affirmation Identitaire. Analyse des Trajectoires Violentes de Skinheads en Amérique du Nord
  • Clémentine Simon, [email protected]
  • Université de Montréal; École de Criminologie; Dr. Massimiliano Mulone
  • Expected date of completion: 2017

Speed, Shannon T.

  • Apparatus of Exception: Security Certificates and Scale
  • Shannon T. Speed, [email protected]
  • University of Waterloo; Department of Sociology and Legal Studies; Dr. Daniel O’Connor
  • Expected date of completion: June 2017

Tishler, Nicole

  • Why Hoax? Examining Terrorist Groups’ Resort to Hoaxing as a Mode of Attack
  • Nicole Tishler, [email protected]
  • Carleton University; Norman Paterson School of International Affairs; Dr. Jeremy Littlewood
  • Expected date of completion: Summer 2017

West, Jessica

  • Resilience Reconsidered: The Epidemiological Roots of Public Order
  • Jessica West, [email protected]
  • Wilfrid Laurier University; Balsillie School of International Affairs; Dr. David Welch and Dr. Simon Dalby (co-supervision)
  • Expected date of completion: April 2017

Wu, Edith

  • A Social Network Analysis of Terrorism in the Middle East: From Al-Qaeda to the Islamic State
  • Edith Wu, [email protected]
  • Simon Fraser University; School of Criminology; Dr. Garth Davies
  • Expected date of completion: June 2020

Recently Completed Ph.D. Theses:

Amarasingam, Amarnath

  • Pain, Pride, and Politics: Social Movement Activism and the Sri Lankan Tamil Diaspora in Canada
  • Amarnath Amarasingam, [email protected]
  • Wilfrid Laurier University/University of Waterloo; Religious Studies; Dr. Lorne Dawson
  • Completed: February 2013

Amirault, Joanna

  • Criminalizing Terrorism: The Impact of Context and Cohort Effects on the Sentencing Outcomes of Terrorist Offenders
  • Joanna Amirault, [email protected]
  • Simon Fraser University; School of Criminology; Dr. Martin Bouchard
  • Completed: August 2014

Bakali, Naved

  • Islamophobia in Quebec Secondary Schools: Inquiries into the Lived Experiences of Muslim Youth Post-9/11
  • Naved Bakali, [email protected]
  • McGill University; Department of Integrated Studies in Education; Dr. Aziz Choudry
  • Completed: June 2016

Ducol, Benjamin

  • Devenir Jihadiste à l›Ère Numérique, Une Approche Processuelle et Situationnelle de l’Engagement Jihadiste au Regard du Web
  • Benjamin Ducol, [email protected]
  • Université Laval; Département de Science Politique; Dr. Aurélie Campana
  • Completed: 2015

Hofmann, David

  • Warriors and Prophets: The Role of Charismatic Authority in the Radicalization Towards Violence and Strategic Operation of Terrorist Groups
  • David Hofmann, [email protected]
  • University of Waterloo; Department of Sociology; Dr. Lorne Dawson
  • Completed: August 2015

Horncastle, James

  • The Pawn that would be King: Macedonian Slavs in the Greek Civil War, 1946-1949
  • James Horncastle, [email protected]
  • Simon Fraser University; Centre for Hellenic Studies/Department of History; Dr. Andre Gerolymatos
  • Completed: Fall 2016

Jardine, Eric

  • The Insurgent’s Dilemma: A Theory of Mobilization and Conflict Outcome
  • Eric Jardine, [email protected]
  • Carleton University; Norman Paterson School of International Affairs; Dr. Jeremy Littlewood
  • Completed: May 2014

Kang, Charanjit S.

  • The Rise and Decline of Sikh Anti-State Terrorism in India: An Economic Based Explanation
  • Charanjit Singh Kang
  • Simon Fraser University; School of Criminology; Dr. Garth Davies
  • Completed: July 2013

Kowalski, Jeremy

  • In and Out of Place: Islamistic Domestic Extremism and the Case of the “Toronto 18”
  • Jeremy Kowalski, [email protected]
  • York University; Department of Geography; Dr. William Jenkins
  • Completed: October 2014


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