Anne Speckhard

Anne Speckhard, PhD
Adjunct Associate Professor Psychiatry





Research interests
  • Radicalization to violent extremism and terrorism
  • Psychology of Terrorism and counterterrorism
  • Deradicalization and Disengagement from terrorism strategies
  • Trauma, Loss and Dissociation
  • Psycho-Social Resilience to Terrorism
  • Pregnancy loss issues
Representative Publications
  • Speckhard, Anne (2012) Talking to Terrorists:Understanding the Psycho-Social Motivations of Militant Jihadi Terrorists, Mass Hostage Takers, Suicide Bombers & Martyrs to Combat Terrorism in Prison & Community Rehabilitation.
  • Speckhard, Anne (2007) “De-Legitimizing Terrorism: Creative Engagement and Understanding the Psycho-Social and Political Processes Involved in Ideological Support for Terrorism” Democracy & Security.
  • Speckhard, Anne (2010) “Research Challenges involved in Field Research and Interviews Regarding the Militant Jihad Extremism and Suicide Terrorism” Pre-publication Version – Democracy & Securuty 5, 199-222.
  • Speckhard, Anne (2012) “Prison and Community Based Disengagement and De-Radicalization Programs for Extremists Involved in Militant Jihadi Terrorism Ideologies and Activities” Pre-publication Version – Conflict and Terrorism
  • Speckhard, Anne (2007) “The Emergence of Female Suicide Terrorists” Submitted to Survival.
  • Speckhard, Anne (2010). Modeling Psycho-Social Resilience to Terrorism. NATO Human Factors and
  • Medicine Research and Technology Organization Research Task Group 140 Final Report on
  • Psychosocial, Organizational and Cultural Aspects of Terrorism.
  • Speckhard, Anne “Understanding Suicide Terrorism: Countering Human Bombs and Their Senders” in Topics in Terrorism: Toward a Transatlantic Consensus on the Nature of the Threat" (Volume I) Eds. Jason S. Purcell & Joshua D. Weintraub Atlantic Council Publication 2005.