Dr. Djallil Lounnas, Assistant Professor of International Studies at AUI, recently published a paper titled "The Shifts in the Jihadi-Salafi Paradigms: From the Peshawar and Jalalabad Paradigms to those of Idleb and Raqqa" in the Journal Terrorism and Political Violence. The paper is largely based on eight years of interviews conducted with former North African foreign fighters from Afghanistan (during the 80's and 90’s), Iraq (in 2000) and the jihad in Syria-Iraq. The paper explores the evolution of the Salafi-Jihadi paradigm, i.e. Al Qaeda ideology and the rise of the neo-Takfiri one, and the ISIS ideology and how the two compete with each other triggering violence and competition among the two organizations.
Dr. Brian Seilstad, Assistant Professor in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at AUI, has published a chapter in a TESOL Press series book titled "Engaging Research: Transforming Practices for the High School Classroom." The book focuses on transforming practices in the K-12 classroom with Dr. Seilstad's chapter focusing on ethnographic and discourse analysis research done by him, Somin Kim, and Min-Seok Choi with a high school teacher, Derek Braun, documenting and analyzing the teacher's exemplary efforts to decenter English and support students' home languages and content learning. This chapter, and book as a whole, shares space with many established and emerging scholars in TESOL and bi/multilingual education, including the current president of TESOL International.
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