Hammad Sheikh

Hammad Sheikh is a postdoctoral researcher at the New School for Social Research and a visiting scholar at the Centre for the Resolution of Intractable Conflict (Oxford University). He studies the link between different building blocks of human sociality (e.g., altruism, common values, shared experiences) and intergroup violence (including religious extremism). To this end, he collaborates with researchers across the world (e.g., Palestinian Territories, Morocco, Northern Ireland) to study populations with direct exposure to violent conflicts, such as active combatants. His work has been published in leading academic journals, featured in the popular press, and has contributed to briefings to the State Department and the Department of Defense, among others. He also consults on monitoring and evaluation of CVE (Countering Violent Extremism) programs.

Recent Posts

December 4, 2019 in Biology, Politics

Extremism in Historical and Evolutionary Perspective

A new and important change is occurring in the history of political violence which suggests that insights from genetic as well as cultural evolution may prove fruitful.
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