Vita

Reem Ahmed has been a doctoral student at the Albrecht Mendelssohn Bartholdy Graduate School of Law (AMBSL) at the University of Hamburg since November 2017, and her dissertation is funded by a scholarship awarded by the AMBSL. Reem Ahmed joined the IFSH as an intern in September 2014 and worked as a researcher within the framework of the EU FP-7 VOX-Pol Network of Excellence until December 2018. Since January 2019, she represents the IFSH as Project Coordinator in the project VOX-Pol. Reem Ahmed completed her Masters in International Security at the University of Groningen, Netherlands in 2015, before which she studied Politics at the University of Leeds, UK and spent one year at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium. Between her periods of study, she interned at Transparency International in Berlin and volunteered for two international charities in London.

Research Profile | Current Projects

In her interdisciplinary dissertation project, Reem Ahmed examines state responses to online extremism. Specifically, she deals with the epistemological foundations of the concept of “online radicalisation” in the United Kingdom and Germany, what impact the respective discourses have had on legislation in these two countries, and the particular issues that arise in accordance to domestic, regional, and international Human Rights law. Her project is supervised by Prof. Dr. Hans-Heinrich Trute (Faculty of Law) and PD Dr. Martin Kahl (IFSH). As a researcher working within the framework of the VOX-Pol Network of Excellence, Reem Ahmed’s research has mainly focussed on how extremist groups such as the far right and violent jihadis utilise the internet, the effects of the internet on radicalisation, as well as the various counter-measures that have been employed.

Selected Publications

  • Ahmed, Reem. 2017.
    Brexit: The Mainstreaming of Right-Wing Populist Discourse.
    In: OSCE Yearbook 2016. edited by Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy at the University of Hamburg/ IFSH, 93-105. Baden-Baden: Nomos Verlag.
  • Ahmed, Reem. 2018.
    Brexit: die Enttabuisierung des rechtspopulistischen Diskurses.
    In: OSZE-Jahrbuch 2016. edited by Institut für Friedensforschung und Sicherheitspolitik an der Universität Hamburg/ IFSH, 105-119. Baden-Baden: Nomos Verlag.
  • Ahmed, Reem, Daniela Pisoiu. 2017.
    Beyond Borders: Subcultural Theory and the Transnational Jihadi Identity in Europe.
    In: Border Politics: Defining Spaces of Governance and Forms of Transgressions, edited by Cengiz Günay, Nina Witjes, 161-174. Cham: Springer. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-46855-6_10.
  • Pohjonen, Matti, Reem Ahmed. 2016.
    Narratives of Risk: Assessing the Discourse of Online Extremism and Measures proposed to Counter It.
    S+F, Sicherheit und Frieden - Security and Peace 34 (4): 236-241. DOI: 10.5771/0175-274X-2016-4-236.
  • Pisoiu, Daniela, Reem Ahmed. 2016.
    Capitalizing on Fear: The Rise of Right-Wing Populist Movements in Western Europe.
    In: OSCE Yearbook 2015. edited by Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy at the University of Hamburg/ IFSH, 165-176. Baden-Baden: Nomos Verlag.
  • Pisoiu, Daniela, Reem Ahmed. 2016.
    Aus der Angst Kapital schlagen: der Aufstieg rechtspopulistischer Bewegungen in Westeuropa.
    In: OSZE-Jahrbuch 2015. edited by Institut für Friedensforschung und Sicherheitspolitik an der Universität Hamburg/ IFSH, 181-194. Baden-Baden: Nomos Verlag.
  • Pisoiu, Daniela, Reem Ahmed. 2016.
    Radicalisation Research – Gap Analysis.
    RAN Research Paper.