Researcher biography

Dr Tristan Dunning is sessional teaching instructor and honorary research fellow. He possesses a PhD in Political Science awarded by the School of Political Science and International Studies at UQ. Dr Dunning is the author of "Hamas, Jihad and Popular Legitimacy: Reinterpreting Resistance in Palestine" published as part of Routledge's Critical Terrorism Studies Series in February 2016. This work is based on extensive fieldwork throughout Palestine and the wider Levant.

Dr Dunning has also worked as a visiting lecturer at the University of Duhok in the semi-autonomous Kurdish Region of Iraq in 2013-14 and an-Najah National University in Palestine in 2010. He has lived, worked and traveled extensively throughout the Middle East including Palestine, the Kurdish Region of Iraq, Turkey, Lebanon, Syria, Egypt, Jordan, Iran, Israel and the UAE.

He writes for The Conversation, Daily Sabah and al-Araby al-Jadeed/The New Arab. He can be followed @trisdunning and/or on Facebook at