Shannon Nash

Junior Affiliate (PhD)

Shannon Nash is a PhD candidate in the Department of History at the University of Toronto.

Her current research looks at the history of the idea of Al Qaeda sleepers as a threat to American national security and how this was sustained into the post-9/11 era. She studies the East African embassy bombings, the Manchester Manual, the Millennium plot, the 9/11 attacks, Ali Saleh Kahlah al-Marri, the Lackawanna Six, and Iyman Faris, to examine how American perceptions of sleepers are shaped by myths, reality, fear, and paranoia.


Researching Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism through a Network Lens
Published in 2014 • TSAS WP14-01
Martin Bouchard and Rebecca Nash

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