Dr Martyn Frampton
Reader in Modern History
Email: email@example.comTelephone: +44 (0)20 7882 8371Room Number: ArtsTwo 2.29
I joined Queen Mary in 2009. I have worked primarily in the spheres of modern British and Irish history until now. I also have a burgeoning interest in Anglo-US foreign policy and its role in the development of the modern Middle East and the politics of Islamism.
My research interests include Irish Republicanism and the conflict in Northern Ireland; political Islam/Islamism; and modern Egyptian history. My publications have explored the strategies and ideologies of different socio-political movements that challenge the State; the nature and function of political violence; and State responses to political insurgents. In 2014-15, I was awarded an AHRC Leadership Fellowship worth £122,000 for a project entitled 'Britain, the United States and the Muslim Brotherhood: Where “East” meets “West”’'.
- The Muslim Brotherhood and the West: A History of Enmity and Engagement (Harvard University Press: London, 2018) ISBN 9780674241664
- Legion of the Rearguard: Dissident Irish Republicanism (link is external) (Irish Academic Press: Dublin, 2010) ISBN-13: 978-0716530558
- The Long March: The Political Strategy of Sinn Fein 1981-2007 (link is external) (Palgrave Macmillan: London, 2009) ISBN-13: 978-0230202177.
- Talking to Terrorists: The search for peace in Northern Ireland and the Basque country (link is external) (Hurst and Co.: London; and Colombia University Press: New York, 2009) ISBN-13: 978-1850659662. [co-authored with Dr. John Bew and Inigo Gurruchaga]
Articles in Peer-Reviewed Books:
- 'The Long 20th Century' in Erica Chenoweth et al (eds), The Oxford Handbook of Terrorism. (Oxford Univerity Press; Oxford, 2019), [co-authored with John Bew and Alexander Meleagrou-Hitchens]
- ‘Between “Engagement” and a “Values-Led” Approach: Britain and the Muslim Brotherhood from 9/11 to the Arab Spring’, (link is external) in Lorenzo Vidino (ed.), Western Governments and Political Islam after 2011 (Al Mesbar: Dubai, 2013) [co-authored with Shiraz Maher]
- ‘Agents and Ambushes’: Britain’s “Dirty War” in Northern Ireland (link is external), in Samy Cohen (ed.), Democracies at War against Terrorism: A Comparative Perspective (Palgrave Macmillan: New York, 2008).
Articles in Peer-Reviewed Journals:
- ‘Reading the Runes? The United States and the Muslim Brotherhood as seen through the Wikileaks Cables’, The Historical Journal, 56, 3 (September 2013), pp 827-856 [co-authored with Ehud Rosen]
- “‘Don’t mention the war!’ Debating the notion of a ‘stalemate’ in Northern Ireland”, Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History (link is external), 40, 2, June 2012, pp. [co-authored with Dr. John Bew]
- ‘Dissident Irish Republican Violence: A Resurgent Threat?’, The Political Quarterly (link is external), 83, 2, April-June 2012, pp. 227-37
- ‘Debating the “Stalemate”: A Response to Dr. Dixon’, The Political Quarterly (link is external), 83, 2, April-June 2012, pp. 277-82.
- “Embuscades et agents secrets: la <<sale guerre>> des Britanniques en Irlande du Nord”, Critique Internationale (link is external), 41, (Octobre-Décembre 2008)
- “Sinn Féin and the European Arena: ‘Ourselves Alone’ or ‘Critical Engagement’?”, Irish Studies in International Affairs (link is external), 16 (2005)
- “‘Squaring the Circle’: The Foreign Policy of Sinn Féin, 1983-89”, Irish Political Studies (link is external), 19,2 (Winter 2004)
- Understanding Islamism (Policy Exchange, 2020) [co-authored]
- On Islamophobia: The Problem of Definition (Policy Exchange, 2019) [co-authored]
- The New Netwar: Countering Extremism Online (Policy Exchange, 2017) [co-authored]
- Unsettled Belonging: A Survey of Britain’s Muslim Communities (Policy Exchange, 2016), [30,000 words], [co-authored]
- The Return of the Militants: Dissident Irish Republican Violence, 2009-10 (link is external) (for the International Centre for the Study of Political Violence at King’s College, University of London, October 2010)
- Choosing our Friends Wisely: Criteria for engagement with Muslim groups (link is external) (Policy Exchange: London, 2009)
- Talking to Terrorists: The Myths, Misconceptions and Misapplications of the Northern Ireland Peace Process: Jerusalem Viewpoints (link is external), no. 566 (August-September, 2008) [co-authored with Dr. John Bew]
I would welcome PhD applications in:
- The History of the Muslim Brotherhood
- The History of Islamist Movements/Political Islam
- Anglo-American Foreign Policy in the Middle East
- Irish Republicanism and/or the conflict in Northern Ireland
- The ideology and culture of terrorist/insurgent/subversive groups
- State responses to subversive/violent challenges
Current PhD Students:
- Will Watson, ‘Fear and Anger: The Civil Rights Movement in Northern Ireland, 1963 – 1973’ (Co-Supervisor, April 2019 -- )
Past PhD Students:
- Claire Alexandra Green – ‘Identity, authority and myth-making: Politically-motivated prisoners and the use of music during the Northern Irish conflict, 1962 – 2000’ (Co-supervisor, Jan. 2016 - July 2019)
- Timothy Riding – ‘Producing Space in the English East India Company’s Western Presidency, 1612-1780’ (Second Supervisor, September 2015-June 2018).
- Kaj Andrew Arends – ‘An Economic History of Association Football in England, 1920-2010’ (First Supervisor, 2014-18)
- Ghada Rifai – ‘British Economic Policy in Palestine, 1919-1935: Haifa Habour Construction, A Case Study’ (Co-Supervisor, Oct. 2012 - Oct. 2016)
- Mark Sampson – ‘The Transformation of Elite-Level Association Football in England, 1970 to the Present’ (Co-Supervisor, Sept. 2011 - Oct. 2016) [part-time student, inherited from Peter Catterall]
Current PHD Students
- Claire Green – The Role of Political Music in Northern Ireland's Prisons during the Troubles