(Academic) Writings

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The following list consists of my present and forthcoming publications. This list does not include publications in progress. For more information about publications in progress, please do not hesitate to contact me via email or the contact page.


Abu-Bakare, Amal. 2022. ‘Seeing Islamophobia in Black: Contesting Imperial Logics in the Anti-Racist Moment’. International Political Sociology, 16(2): olac005. https://doi.org/10.1093/ips/olac005.

Abu-Bakare, Amal. 2022. ‘Your Work Is Not International Relations’. Alternatives, 47(2):115-122. doi:10.1177/03043754221076965.

Abu-Bakare, Amal. 2022. ‘Exploring mechanisms of whiteness: How counterterrorism practitioners disrupt anti-racist expertise’. International Affairs98(1), 225–243. https://doi.org/10.1093/ia/iiab202

Abu-Bakare, Amal. 2020. ‘Counterterrorism and Race’. International Politics Reviews, July. https://doi.org/10.1057/s41312-020-00074-x.

Book reviews

Abu-Bakare, Amal. 2019. ‘Racism Postrace: A Book Review’. The Journal of International Communication, December, 1–3https://doi.org/10.1080/13216597.2019.1702570 .

Abu-Bakare, Amal.2019. ‘Long Read Review: Back to Black: Retelling Black Radicalism for the 21st Century by Kehinde Andrews’. [online]. LSE Review of Books. Available at https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/lsereviewofbooks/2019/01/16/long-read-review-back-to-black-retelling-black-radicalism-for-the-21st-century-by-kehinde-andrews/.

Not peer-reviewed

Abu-Bakare, Amal. 2020. ‘The Colonial Hangover in Compliments: The Legacy of Looking “Exotic”’. Colonial Hangover Magazine. 24 January 2020. Available at: https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/pais/about/outreach/colonialhangover/magazine/archive/compliments?fbclid=IwAR22bdBhTxC6bgTrxTqggcZl3yBfRBjX8nXEK2aENHjYtI7V0QgHmtvNNAw.

Abu-Bakare, Amal. 2018. ‘Counterterrorism: Accounting for the Role of Prejudiced Violence in Policy Response’. Policy brief Volume 4. Issue 4. Kingston: Centre for International and Defence Policy. Available at: https://www.queensu.ca/cidp/sites/webpublish.queensu.ca.cidpwww/files/files/publications/Policy%20Briefs/4-4_CIDP_PB_AbuBakare_Fall2018.pdf.

Abu-Bakare, Amal. 2017. ‘Why Race Matters: Examining ‘Terrorism’ Through Race in International Relations’.  E-International Relations. Available at: http://www.e-ir.info/2017/05/09/why-race-matters-examining-terrorism-through-race-in-international-relations

Abu-Bakare, Amal. 2017. Reclaiming ‘race’ in postcolonialism: A personal reflection on the politics of the racial experience.Media Diversified. Available at: https://mediadiversified.org/2017/02/07/reclaiming-race-in-postcolonialism-a-personal-reflection-on-the-politics-of-the-racial-experience/

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