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Senior Lecturer in Terrorism Studies, Charles Sturt University

Dr Kristy Campion is a terrorism expert and historian. She has been involved in terrorism research since 2012. Her book, Chasing Shadows: The untold and deadly story of terrorism in Australia, is the first comprehensive history of terrorism in Australia.

Dr Campion's research has spanned left wing terrorist movements such as the Narodnaya Volya and the Red Army Faction, and the Australian extreme left; anti-colonialist movements like the pre-1923 Irish Republican Brotherhood and Army; and jihadist movements such as Al Qaeda and Islamic State. She has also published extensively on right wing extremism and terrorism in Australia and around the world, with specific focus on transnationalism, gender, ideology, and strategy.

She is currently Senior Lecturer in Terrorism Studies for the Masters of Terrorism and Security Studies at Charles Sturt University. She is author and lecturer of Australia's first tertiary subject on right wing extremism and terrorism.


  • –present
    Lecturer in Terrorism Studies, Charles Sturt University


  • 2015 
    James Cook University , Doctor of Philosophy in Terrorism History