Erika Biagini is Assistant Professor in Security Studies in the School of Law and Government at DCU, and the programme chair of the DCU’s BA in International Relations. Erika holds a PhD in Politics and International Relations from DCU. Her area of expertise lies at the intersection of Islamism, gender, and politics. She lived extensively in Egypt, where she conducted research on the Muslim Brotherhood movement and the activism of its female members, the Muslim Sisterhood, in the aftermath of the 2011 uprising. Her research appeared in international academic journals such as Mediterranean Politics and the International Feminist Journal of Politics. Erika is currently completing her manuscript titled The Egyptian Muslim Sisterhood after the Arab Uprisings: Activism, Gender and Politics, to be published by Edinburgh University Press.

Research Interests: Her current research interests address the areas of subjectivity, identity and gender politics of Islamist women activists, the gender politics and sexuality of Islamist movements, and the evolution of Islamism and Islamist movements since the Arab spring.

Modules Taught:

  • Research Skills and Methods for International Relations
  • International Security: Critical Approaches
  • Intelligence and Security Analysis
  • Intelligence, National Security and Foreign Policy