Burcu Pinar Alakoc, Webster University

Assistant Professor St. Louis, Missouri burcualakoc76@webster.edu Office: (314) 246-7868

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Burcu Pinar Alakoc is an Assistant Professor of International Relations at Webster University. Her research focuses on the drivers of and solutions to political extremism across the world with a particular emphasis on terrorism and political violence. Alakoc currently has several related projects...

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Bio/Research

Burcu Pinar Alakoc is an Assistant Professor of International Relations at Webster University. Her research focuses on the drivers of and solutions to political extremism across the world with a particular emphasis on terrorism and political violence. Alakoc currently has several related projects underway examining the lethality of suicide terrorism, the effectiveness of organizationally-linked versus lone-wolf terrorist attacks, and the diverse strategies employed by terrorist organizations for increasing the commitment of suicide bombers to their missions.

Alakoc is also studying the role gender plays in political extremism; presently she is beginning a long term project around female suicide bombers, the framing of their motivations, their lethality and effectiveness, and whether counterterrorism efforts should take gender differences into account. Alakoc received her Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations from Bilkent University in Ankara, Turkey, and she also holds a Master’s degree in Communication Studies from the University of Kansas, where she studied as a Fulbright scholar. Alakoc completed her doctoral studies in Political Science, earning both a Master’s degree, and a Ph.D. at the University of Colorado Boulder.


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