Marine Gueguin

University of Leeds, SCJ

School of Politics and International Studies, 2nd year PhD student

Thesis title: The normalization of ‘exceptional’ counter-terrorism powers: the case of France

Academic history: I completed a Licence de Droit at the University de Rennes 1 in 2015, including a year abroad from 2014-2015 at Cardiff University as an Erasmus student. I completed a LLM International Law at the University of Southampton in 2016 and a MA Security, Terrorism and Insurgency at the University of Leeds in 2018. I am currently a PhD in International Politics with a focus on French counterterrorism strategy under the supervision of Professor Edward Newman and Dr Gordon Clubb. I am currently a teaching assistant for the module ‘International Politics’ at the School of Politics and International Studies – University of Leeds.

Research: My doctoral thesis aims to examine the French counterterrorism strategy and its acceptance by the French public audience. Indeed, French case-study is under analysed within the literature on Terrorism Studies and this is the reason why I have decided to focus my doctoral thesis on the analysis of the depiction of the threat of terrorism in the French political discourses. The second aim of this research is to examine how the French audience received, perceived and accepted the frames and the label of war on terrorism designed by the French elites and how the normalization of exceptional powers came to a large acceptance within the French society.

Research interests: Counterterrorism, Terrorism, International Politics, French counterterrorism politics, Human Rights Law, International Law
Bachelor of Laws (Université of Rennes 1)
LLM International Law (University of Southampton)
MA Terrorism, Security and Insurgency (University of Leeds)

Research groups and institutes
Centre for Global Security Challenges
Leeds Student Representative SCJ Pathway