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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


3rd February 2023

Reimagining Mosul: The Role of Competing Memory Narratives i...

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

Breaking Cycles of Conflict Podcast: Episode 2

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

Breaking Cycles of Conflict Podcast: Episode 1

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

The Spectre of Neuroscience in Security Studies

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


21st July 2022

Mass Media and Persuasion: Evidence-Based Lessons for Strate...

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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