Dr. Thomas Hegghammer is Senior Fellow in Politics at All Souls College, Oxford University. He is a political scientist and historian who works on political violence in the Muslim world, especially transnational jihadi groups. His books include The Caravan: Abdallah Azzam and the Rise of Global Jihad (Cambridge, 2020), Jihadi Culture: The Art and Social Practices of Militant Islamists (Cambridge, 2017), and Jihad in Saudi Arabia: Violence and Pan-Islamism since 1979 (Cambridge, 2010). Dr. Hegghammer previously worked at the Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (FFI) in Oslo and has held fellowships at Stanford, Princeton, Harvard and the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton.
Featured interviews and podcasts
- Violent Islamism: A Conversation with Thomas Hegghammer (POMEPS Conversations, January 2019)
- The Art of Making Jihadist (The Guardian, July 2017)
- “Thomas Hegghammer om terrorfaren i Europa, om jihadister som gråter, om politikk i islam – og om svenske tilstander” (Skartveit, 28 September 2017)