Natalie is currently undertaking her PhD in Politics at the University of Leeds. Her research focuses on the UK’s Counter-terrorism policy ‘Prevent’ where she is conducting an intersectional feminist analysis of experiences of the Prevent Duty in the Further Education sector. She holds a BA(hons) in Politics and an MSc in Politics and Research Methods from the University of Sheffield. Natalie’s research is inspired by an interest in how we understand the “terrorist” and “extremist”, what labels we use to define them, and therefore how we approach countering and ‘de-radicalising’ them. She is currently the Head of the Counter-Extremism Research Unit at CARR.
February 2nd, 2021 | Season 1 | 32 mins 54 secs
extremism, history, populism, right-wing
Guest Natalie James joins Right Rising to breakdown the Prevent Duty, a controversial counter-terrorism program created by the United Kingdom. Unpacking the historical context that led to the Prevent Duty's passage, Natalie dives into how "everyone becomes an agent of the state" under the policy - and the implications for the United Kingdom's counter-terrorism strategy.