Primary Department
School of Law and Government
Assistant Professor in International Security
Phone number: 01 700
Glasnevin Campus
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Academic biography

Erika Biagini is Assistant Professor in Security Studies in the School of Law and Government at Dublin City University. 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 and the activism of its female members, the Muslim Sisterhood, in the aftermath of the 2011 uprising. Her current research interests address the areas of subjectivity, identity and feminist politics among Islamist women activists, the gender politics and sexuality of Islamist movements and the evolution of Islamism, and of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood in particular, since the 2013 repression. 

She has published extensively on these subjects and her work appeared in international peer reviewed journals such as Mediterranean Politics, the International Feminist Journal of Politics, Egypte/Monde Arabe, Partecipazione e Conflitto, Middle East Law and Governance, Religions. Erika is a member of the Middle East Law and Governance Advisory Board and Editor of the Middle East Law and Governance Blog. She is also a member of the Irish Network for Middle Eastern and North African Studies, the Middle East Studies Association and the British Society for Middle Eastern Studies.  

In DCU she teaches courses on research methodologies, international security, intelligence and national security and intelligence and security analysis.

Research interests

Islamism, gender and politics, social movements, authoritarianism, Middle East and North Africa, security, intelligence, intelligence analysis, qualitative research methodologies.