Dr Michael Zekulin

ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences

Areas of expertise

  • Political Science 4408
  • International Relations 440808

Research interests

Terrorism and Counterterrorism

Violent Extremism and Countering Violent Extremism

Radicalization, De-radicalization and Disengagment

Political Violence

Social Cohesion (relationship with political violence and extremism)

Researcher's projects

My current research projects include:


Determining if there is a relationship between  decreasing levels of social cohesion and increasing incidents of violent extremism in Western democratic states. 

Investigating the future of Islamist-inspired homegrown terrorism and its next iteration.

How online extremist messaging "travels" and influences individuals in different geographical locations



Available student projects

I am available to supervise research projects related to my listed research interests.  Please feel free to contact me by email and include a one page outline of your proposed project

Current student projects

Nick Corbett – PhD   (second chair)                                                                                             2020- present

TITLE: Algorithmic platforms and the alt-right: Considering a new understanding of online extremism.

Past student projects

Olivia Vane-Tempest – HDR                                                                                                                     2023

TITLE: “Watch This Space: Assessing the Threat of Lone-Actor CBRN Terrorism.”

-          Nominated for University Medal


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