Linda Schlegel

Linda Schlegel is a PhD student at Goethe University Frankfurt and an Associate Fellow at both the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF) and modus I Center for Applied Research on Deradicalization. Her research focuses on storytelling in P/CVE narrative campaigns, gaming and extremism, and digital radicalization processes.

Mind the Gap: What We Do and Don’t Know About Gaming and Radicalization

Gaming and its potential (mis-)use by extremist actors is the new hot topic in radicalization and extremism studies. After the 2019 right-wing extremist attack...

Who Doesn’t Like a Good Story? Why Narratives Are Essential in Counter-extremism Efforts

“The human mind is a story processor, not a logic processor. Everyone loves a good story; every culture bathes its children in stories.”, writes...

Designing Jihad: How Ideological Concepts Influence the Strategy of Salafi-jihadist Groups

Terrorism in its many shapes and forms is a strategy which has been employed by a variety of different groups throughout history. From the...

Who, Why, What, When, Against Whom? The Problem With Researching the Effectiveness of Terrorism

Recent years have seen an increase in academic and policy interests regarding how individuals and groups come to choose terrorism as a tactic. Many...

Cosmopolitan Jihadists and a Global Insurgency?

In an interview with Frontline, David Petraeus, a retired US army general and former commander of ISAF in Afghanistan, claimed that “the word insurgency...

‘Lone Wolf’ or Part of a Pack? How Lonely and How Successful are Attacks by Lone Actor Terrorists?

The list of so-called lone wolf terrorist attacks in both the West is long and has always been long. However, recent years have seen...

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