Dr. Anna Kruglova

School of Arts and Media

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Contact Details

Crescent House, Room 205A,

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Current positions

Lecturer in Terrorism Studies


I did my BA in Ivanovo State University (Russia) where I studied International Relations. I did an MSc in Security Studies at UCL and an MA in International Conflict Studies at King’s College London and my PhD is from Queen’s University Belfast. I joined Salford in January 2021.


Introduction to Intelligence, Security and Terrorism studies

Terrorism: Threat and Response

Middle East and Terrorism

Terrorism and Irregular Conflict

Contemporary security

Research Interests

My research interests are focusing on terrorist propaganda and I am particularly interested in exploring what role Internet, media and social media play in the recruitment process and radicalisation. I am also keen on using knowledge from other disciplines (marketing, linguistics, art, drama) to understand the phenomenon of terrorism and counter-terrorism. The geographical regions I am particularly interested in is the Middle East and Eastern Europe.

Qualifications and Memberships


Specialist (BA) in International Relations, Ivanovo State University

MSc in Security Studies, UCL

MA in International Conflict Studies, King’s College London

PhD in International Studies, Queen’s University Belfast


British International Studies Association

European International Studies Association

International Studies Association

Society for Terrorism Research

Associate Fellow of Higher Education Academy