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Simon Cottee

Senior Lecturer in Criminology, University of Kent

Dr. Simon Cottee is Senior Lecturer in Criminology at the University of Kent, and a Contributing Writer for The Atlantic.

Dr. Simon Cottee is Senior Lecturer in Criminology at the University of Kent, and a Contributing Writer for The Atlantic. He is the author of The Apostates: When Muslims Leave Islam (Hurst Publishers, 2015), and the editor, with Thomas Cushman, of Christopher Hitchens and His Critics: Terror, Iraq, and the Left (New York University Press, 2008). His academic work has been published in the British Journal of CriminologyTheoretical CriminologySocietythe Journal of Human RightsTerrorism & Political Violence and Studies in Conflict & Terrorism.

He is a regular contributor to the AtlanticForeign Policy, the LA Times, and Vice. He has also published in the Sunday Times, the Sunday Times Magazine, theNational Post, the Pacific Standard, the International Business TimesSlate[France], and the New York Daily News. He is a member of the editorial board of Studies in Conflict & Terrorism, and has written a forthcoming chapter on ‘Religion, Crime and Violence’ for the new edition of the Oxford Handbook of Criminology.

Recent Press

No, the Travel Ban Isn’t Being Used as ISIS Propaganda (Politico)

Dissecting the ISIS Attack on British Parliament (New York Daily News)

The Curious Absence of Donald Trump in ISIS propaganda (New York Daily News)

Osama bin Laden’s Secret Masturbation Fatwa (Foreign Policy)

Why ISIS Are Using So Many Children in Their Propaganda Videos (Vice)

‘The Real Housewives of ISIS’ deserves a laugh (Los Angeles Times)

ISIS Will Fail, But What About the Idea of ISIS? (The Atlantic)

The Dilemma Facing Ex-Muslims in Trump's America (The Atlantic)

Trump's Travel Ban Will Not 'Help' ISIS Recruitment (The Atlantic)