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Professorial Fellow, School of Arts and Humanities, Edith Cowan University

Professor Anne Aly is the author of over 50 journal articles and book chapters on areas including terrorism, Muslim identity, social media and terrorism, radicalisation and extremism. She currently leads several projects on extremism and social media including the role of formers and victims in counter campaigns.

Professor Aly is the Founding Chair of People against Violent Extremism, an NGO dedicated to addressing violent extremism through interventions.

She has authored five books including Terrrorism and Global Security: historical and contemporary perspectives published by Palgrave Macmillan. She was inducted into the Western Australian Women's Hall of Fame in 2011 and in 2013 was named one of Australia's most influential women by the Financial Review/ Westpac 100 Women of Influence awards. In 2016 she was nominated for Australian of the Year Awards. Anne is the editor of the forthcoming Violent Extremism and the Internet published by Routledge.


  • 2015–present
    Professor, Edith Cowan University


  • 2008 
    Edith Cowan University , Phd