School of Social and Political Science

Kitty Chou

Job Title

PhD student

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Kitty Chou
Mobile telephone number
+44 (0) 744 951 4023

City (Address)

Edinburgh

Country (Address)

Scotland

Post code (Address)

EH8 9LD

Research interests

Research interests

Counterterrorism, Terrorism, Political violence, political psychology, Research Ethics, qualitative and mixed methods research projects using in-depth interviews

Background

I am originally from Honolulu, Hawaii although I have resided in Edinburgh since 2012. My research interests are concentrated in terrorism and counter-terrorism, security studies, political violence, and the psychological and sociological effects of terrorism on the everyday lives of ordinary individuals.

Supervisors

Dr. Andrew Neal (Politics) Dr. Lotte Buch-Segal (Anthropology)

Research project

My doctoral thesis investigates the effects of terrorism on political views, using the 2017 Manchester Arena bombing as a case study. Methodologically, both semi-structured and group interviews will be used to collect data from individuals affected by the arena bombing.

Qualifications

2016 MA (Hons) International Relations (University of Edinburgh)

  • Dissertation: "Individual Mobilisation into Armed Political Movements: The Case of Sinn Féin and the IRA, 1964-1998: A Political Psychology Perspective"

2017 - MLitt Terrorism and Political Violence (University of St. Andrews)

  • Dissertation: "Terrorism as Psychological Control in Totalitarian States: The Case of State Terrorism in Nazi Germany, 1933-1945"

Tutoring

2019: International Co-operation in Europe and Beyond (PLIT08006)

2020: Political Thinkers (PLIT08011)

Staff Hours and Guidance

Please e-mail me at cchou@ed.ac.uk to arrange an appointment.