Portrait of Dr Leonie Jackson Dr Leonie Jackson

l.jackson2@hud.ac.uk | 01484 473366


Leonie joined the Division of Criminology, Politics and Sociology in January 2017 as a Lecturer in International Politics. She has an MA in Conflict Studies and a PhD in Security Studies, both from the University of Wolverhampton.

Research and Scholarship

Leonie's research interests lie in the field of security and conflict, race and racialisation, Islamophobia,  and far-right radicalisation. Her recent research has examined the discourses of race and nation surrounding Enoch Powell's 1968 'Rivers of Blood' speech. She is the author of 'Islamophobia in Britain: The Making of a Muslim Enemy', which is forthcoming with Palgrave, and has published in leading international peer-reviewed journals including The British Journal of Politics and International Relations, Contemporary British History, Critical Studies on Terrorism, and Contemporary Politics.

Publications and Other Research Outputs


Kassimeris, G. and Jackson, L. (2016) ‘Negotiating race and religion in the West Midlands: narratives of inclusion and exclusion during the 1967–69 Wolverhampton bus workers’ turban disputeContemporary British History , pp. 1-23. ISSN 1361-9462


Kassimeris, G. and Jackson, L. (2015) ‘The ideology and discourse of the English Defence League: ‘Not racist, not violent, just no longer silent’British Journal of Politics and International Relations , 17 (1), pp. 171-188. ISSN 1369-1481

Research Degree Supervision

Leonie is interested in supervising research in conflict and security themes, post- 9/11 terrorism and counterterrorism, far-right radicalisation, and racialisation.

Teaching and Professional Activities

Leonie is module leader on HIX1016 US Politics and Society, and teaches on HIX2001 Democracy and Democratisation and HFX2001 Introduction to Politics.