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Nafees Hamid

King’s College London


Violent and Peaceful Behaviour



Dr Nafees Hamid is a Senior Research Fellow at the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation (ICSR), at King’s College London. Dr Hamid’s research includes ethnographic interviews, survey studies, social network analysis, and psychology and neuroscience experiments with members of extremist organisations and conspiricist movements including jihadists, white nationalists, QAnon, and others. Dr. Hamid’s publications have appeared in several peer-reviewed journals and he has provided interviews, presentations and talks to various media outlets.

Nafees Hamid’s XCEPT research


31st May 2023
In this podcast episode, Dr Craig Larkin and Dr Inna Rudolf are joined by Syrian lawyer and founder of the Council, Dr Naseef Naeem; journalist and Mi...


5th May 2023
As part of PeaceCon 2023, Nika Saeedi, Dr Nafees Hamid, Dr Simbal Khan and Amadou Tall will provide insights on how development practitioners and poli...


27th March 2023
At this event Dr Fiona McEwen, Dr Nafees Hamid, and Dr Rajan Basra offer up new perspectives on what can motivate someone to engage in terrorism, and ...


20th February 2023
At this event, King’s College London researchers Dr Craig Larkin and Dr Inna Rudolf will explore how competing narratives of a traumatic past are shap...


2nd February 2023
Are prisons really hotbeds of terrorism? Will the ‘ordinary’ young man entering prison be so influenced by his cell mate that he leaves a terrorist? O...


30th January 2023
In the first episode of their podcast mini-series, the XCEPT King’s College London team introduce their research and give us a glimpse of what’s to co...


11th August 2022
How can neuroscience work in conjunction with the social and behavioural sciences to explain violent extremism?

Briefing paper

21st July 2022
The Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS has invested heavily in strategic communications, particularly in uses of mass media. However, there is a weak evi...


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