Kristy Campion

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Dr Kristy Campion

BA (Hons Class 1), PhD (History)

Acting Associate Head of School / Senior Lecturer in Terrorism Studies

Dr Kristy Campion is a Senior Lecturer of Terrorism Studies with the Australian Graduate School of Policing and Security. A historian by training, her postgraduate and research expertise has focused on terrorism and extremism, both domestically and internationally. She has lectured and tutored in terrorism studies to undergraduate students and postgraduate students, consulted for specialist audiences and industry, and engages in media and public commentary. While she is primarily lectures in the Masters of Terrorism and Security Studies degree, Dr Campion also supervisors HDR candidates. In the past two years, Dr Campion’s research has focused heavily on right wing extremism in Australia, with reference to its organisations, individuals, and ideological narratives, with a focus on domestic and international connections. Dr Campion is currently working on the first comprehensive history of terrorism and extremism in Australia, to current day.


Masters of Terrorism and Security Studies. Subjects often include:

  • History of Terrorism
  • Contemporary Terrorism
  • Right Wing Extremism and Terrorism


Research Interests:

  • Terrorism and extremism in Australia, and around the world
  • Terrorist concepts, strategies, and ideologies
  • Comparative analysis of terrorism manifestations
  • Right wing extremism and terrorism
  • Left wing extremism and terrorism

Current Projects:

Book: Terrorism and Extremism in Australia [Sole Author]

Journal: Global Rise of the Extreme Right, Special Edition of Social Sciences [Guest Editor]


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Select Publications

Kristy Campion. ‘Blast through the Past: Terrorist Attacks on Art and Antiquities as a Reconquest of the Modern Jihadi Identity.’ Perspectives on Terrorism 11, 1 (2017).

Kristy Campion. ‘The Ustaša in Australia: A Review of Right-Wing Ustaša Terrorism from 1963-1973, and Factors that Enabled their Endurance.’ Salus Journal 6, 2 (2018).

Kristy Campion. ‘A “Lunatic Fringe”? The Persistence of Right Wing Extremism in Australia.’ Perspectives on Terrorism 13, 2 (2019).

Kristy Campion. ‘Right Wing Extremism has a long history in Australia.’ The Conversation, 21 March 2019.

Kristy Campion. ‘Australian Right Wing Extremist Ideology: Exploring Narratives of Nostalgia and Nemeses.’ Journal of Intelligence, Policing, and Counter Terrorism, 14, 3 (2019). To be released in October.

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