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Professor Anne Aly

Anne is an Adjunct Professor within the School Arts and Humanities.


  • , Edith Cowan University.
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Edith Cowan University, 2008.
  • Master of Education, Edith Cowan University, 1996.


Recent Research Grants

  • Online violent extremist audiences in Australia and the United Kingdom,  Australian Research Council,  Grant - Discovery Projects,  2016 - 2018,  $974,512.
  • Collective action and resistance to terrorism: Constructions of the Bali Peace Park as counter-terrorism,  Australian Research Council,  Grant - Discovery Early Career Researcher Award,  2013 - 2017,  $44,117.
  • Interrupting online extremism,  Google Inc.,  Google - Grant,  2015 - 2016,  $65,000.
  • A Social Marketing Approach to Evaluating the Effectiveness of the 'Countering Racism in Schools Tool',  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Industry Collaboration - Grant,  2009 - 2011,  $133,800.
  • Development and Evaluation of an Ethnicity Data Collection Tool to Inform Health Practice - CaLD Background Women with Co-morbidity,  Women's Health Care Association Inc,  Grant,  2009 - 2010,  $18,000.
  • Benchmarking smoking uptake in Western Australian immigrant adolescents,  Healthway (WA Health Promotion Foundation),  Healthway - Grant,  2007 - 2008,  $19,981.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Book Chapters

  • Aly, A., (2016), Brothers, believers, brave Mujahideen: focusing attention on the audience of violent jihadist preachers. Violent Extremism Online, 105-119, Milton Park, UK, Routledge.
  • Aly, A., (2015), Countering Violent Extremism: Social harmony, community resilience and the potential of counter-narratives in the Australian context. Counter-radicalisation: Critical Perspectives, 71-88, Oxon, UK, Routledge.

Journal Articles

  • Taylor, L., Taylor, PC., Karnovsky, S., Aly, A., Taylor, N., (2017), "Beyond Bali": a transformative education approach for developing community resilience to violent extremism. Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 37(2), 193-204.
  • Aly, A., Macdonald, S., Jarvis, L., Chen, TM., (2017), Introduction to the special issue: Terrorist online propaganda and radicalization. Studies in conflict and terrorism, 40(1), 1-9, DOI: 10.1080/1057610X.2016.1157402.
  • Aly, A., Balbi, A., Jacques, C., (2015), Rethinking countering violent extremism: implementing the role of civil society. Journal of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism, 10(1), 3-13, Sydney, Macquarie University, DOI: 10.1080/18335330.2015.1028772.
  • Aly, A., Saleem, M., Genoni, P., (2015), Use of social media by academic librarians in Iraq. New library world, 116(11/12), 781-795, DOI: 10.1108/NLW-03-2015-0018.
  • Aly, A., (2014), Symbolic Attack Sites and the Performance of Terrorism, Counter Terrorism and Memory. Communication, Politics and Culture, 47(2), 60-77, Melbourne, VIC, RMIT.
  • Aly, A., (2014), Walk away from violent extremism: a campaign to address violent extremism online. Journal Exit-Deutschland: Zeitschrift fuer Deradikalisierung und demokratische Kultur, 2014(3), 64-77, Berlin, Germany, ZDK Gesellschaft Demokratische Kultur gGmbH.
  • Aly, A., Weimann-Saks, D., Weimann, G., (2014), Making Noise Online: An Analysis of the Say No to Terror Online Campaign. Perspectives on Terrorism, 8(5), 33-47, United States, University of Massachusetts Lowell.
  • Aly, A., Taylor, L., Karnovsky, S., (2014), Moral Disengagement and Building Resilience to Violent Extremism: An Education Intervention. Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, 37(4), 369-385, Routledge, DOI: 10.1080/1057610X.2014.879379.
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