Tyler Dunford is a PhD student in the Department of Sociology at the University of Alberta. He holds an undergraduate degree in criminal justice and a M.A. in criminology. His research interests include liberal legality, terrorism and the war on terror. His M.A. research primarily concerned the American response to the war on terror, most notably controversial interrogation techniques used at Guantanamo Bay.
His proposed doctoral research shifts direction in attending to nuanced understandings of terrorism, Jihadist radicalization and its associated recruitment strategies. More specifically, he aims to analyze Jihadist methods in targeting and recruiting at-risk populations. My proposed research attends to preventative and preemptive measures in better understanding Jihadists recruitment strategies and mechanisms. In doing so, his proposed research uses mixed methodological frameworks in constituting complex analytical reflections of ‘home grown’ terrorism.