Dr. Megan A. Armstrong




LSE Fellow in Gender and Security, London School of Economics

Specialist Research Areas:

Gender and sexual identity; sexual and gender-based violence; political violence and violent identity politics; terrorism; countering and preventing violent extremism policy; masculinities and the radical right; gender and white supremacist movements; migration and nationalism; identity politics and radicalisation; gender and security.

Available for consultation in the following areas:

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses and workshops; policy formation / reports; government consultancy; third sector / charity engagement; live / pre-recorded media interviews (including print, online, radio and television); and editorials.


Dr. Megan A. Armstrong is a multi-disciplinary scholar with particular expertise on the role of gender and sexuality in political violence, and the intersections of gender, sexuality, and race in violent forms of identity politics. She is currently engaged in research exploring the relationships between gender and race, as well as security and sovereignty, within the radical right.

As well as publishing in peer-reviewed journals, she also writes for non-specialist and non-academic sources (such as the Huffington Post Blog) and has given public talks on the topics of identity formation, “othering”, and terrorism. Her academically published research to date has focused on sexualised violence and masculinity in suicide protest.

Since being awarded her PhD in 2015, Megan has held teaching positions at Newcastle University, the University of Birmingham and the London School of Economics. She has led courses on subjects of conflict, security, and development, post-conflict reconstruction, deeply divided societies, terrorism, and organised violence.