Dr Maria W. Norris
Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Dr Maria W. Norris is an Assistant Professor in International Relations. She teaches on the MA Terrorism, International Crime and Global Security. Her research focuses on UK counterterrorism, extremism, white nationalism, and the Empire. Her writing has appeared on The Independent, The New Statesman, and the Byline Times.
Dr Norris moved to Coventry from the University of Warwick, where she was a postdoctoral researcher. She received her PhD from the London School of Economics and Political Science, where she also worked as a Fellow for many years.
Dr Norris’s research focuses on UK counterterrorism, white nationalism, white supremacy, and extremism. Her book on the history of UK counterterrorism, Empire of Terror, will be published in 2023.
Dr Norris is the creator and host of Enemies of the People, a podcast about extremism in the 21st Century. She has appeared on BBC Newsnight as a terrorism expert and has published articles on the Independent, The New Statesman, The Byline Times, Open Democracy, and The Conversation.
Publications and press
- Norris, M (2021) Dismissing the Ideology of Incels Like the Plymouth Shooter is Shortsighted and Dangerous The Independent
- Norris, M (2021) After 9/11, Britain Became a ‘Hostile Environment’ where Human Rights Are Not Universal The Independent
- Norris, M (2021) The ‘War on Terror’: Turning a Blind Eye to 20 Years of Brutality. Byline Times
- Norris, M (2021) Why is Deadly Misogyny Not Recognised as a Form of Extremism?Byline Times
- Norris, M. (2018)When Is A Terror Attack Not A Terror Attack? When It Terrifies Muslims. New Statesman
- Norris, M. (2017) From Trump to Nail Bombs: How We Normalised the Far-right. Politics.co.uk