PhD Candidate at King's College, London and Research Fellow at ICSR
Alexander Meleagrou-Hitchens is a PhD candidate at King’s College, London and a Research Fellow at the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation (ICSR). His main area of study is the growth and success of English speaking Salafi-jihadist ideologues in the West and how individuals can be pursuaded to join violent extremist movements.
He has contributed to various online and printed publications including, the Daily Telegraph, the Independent, the Wall Street Journal, Foreign Policy, Lebanon's Daily Star, West Point's CTC Sentinel, Standpoint and NOWLebanon. His work has also been cited in several major media outlets including CNN, BBC, Sky News and ITV.
Alexander’s latest publication, 'As American As Apple Pie: How Anwar al-Awlaki Became the Face of Western Jihad', was published by ICSR in September 2011.
Prior to joining ICSR, Alexander worked as a Fellow at Policy Exchange and the Centre for Social Cohesion, where he focused on radicalisation, ‘homegrown’ extremism and the far-right.