Dr. Sara Jul Jacobsen


Dr Sara Jul Jacobsen has a Ph.D. in women and militant Islam and great experience in researching radicalisation and extremism within Islamic milieus in Europe, particularly in Denmark. Her work mainly draws on online fieldwork and open-source studies to examine the outreach, push and pull factors and the instrumental use of gender in Islamic propaganda on social media. Sara focuses her research interests on gender, religious violence, and research methods. She has participated in international and national conferences on gender, radicalisation, and terrorism, as a key speaker and as a panelist. She also worked and published on counter-radicalisation issues focusing on the matter of gender and need for female specific PCVE-initiatives.

Dr. Sara Jul Jacobsen
Aarhus University
Researcher

Key publications

  • Jacobsen, Sara Jul. “Calling on Women: Female-Specific Motivation Narratives in Danish Online Jihad Propaganda.” Perspectives on Terrorism 13, no. 4 (2019): 14–26. https://www.jstor.org/stable/26756700.
  • Jacobsen, Sara Jul. 2016. ““Mother”, “martyr wife” or ‘mujahida’: The Muslim Woman in Danish Online Jihadi Salafism. A Study of the Assigned Role of the Muslim Woman in Online Jihadi Communication”. Tidsskrift for Islamforskning 10 (1):165-87. https://doi.org/10.7146/tifo.v10i1.24880.
  • Jacobsen, Sara Jul. 2020. Female-specific jihad propaganda in Denmark. In: Contextualising Salafism and Salafi Jihadism. Nationalt Center for Forebyggelse af Ekstremisme. https://stopekstremisme.dk/ekstremisme/videnspublikationer/contextualising-salafism-and-salafi-jihadism (Zugegriffen: 1. Oktober 2021).

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