Title: The State of the Islamic State: ISIS's Rebel Governance and State-Building Project in its Iraqi and Syrian Territory
PhD Supervisor and Co-Supervisor: Keith Krause and Mohammad-Mahmoud Ould Mohamedou
Matthew’s doctorate is funded by a Doc.CH grant from the Swiss National Science Foundation and focuses on the rebel governance effectiveness and historical state-building project of ISIS in its Iraqi and Syrian territory. His doctorate research is based on an original database of primary ISIS governing documents and interviews conducted with ISIS members and civilians in Iraq, Turkey and Lebanon.
Matthew Bamber is a Doctoral Researcher at the Centre on Conflict, Development and Peacebuilding and a Visiting Fellow on the ‘Resolving Jihadist Conflicts’ project at the Department of Peace and Conflict Research, Uppsala University. Outside of academia, Matthew regularly leads research projects and gives briefings to governments and international organisations on issues related to Salafi-Jihadi armed groups, conflict and CVE/PVE.
Rebel Governance and Rebel Groups
Terrorism and Political Violence
Political Islam and State-building
Islamic State/ISIS/Al Qaeda