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Dr Katharine Boyd

Senior Lecturer (Sociology)

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01392 725644

Amory 337

Office: Amory 337

Term 2 Office Hours: Fridays 2:00-3:00pm and by appointment

Research interests: political and religiously motivated violence, counterterrorism policy, evidence-based policy, alcohol related violence

Projects: ExPERT https://expert-study.com/ 

 

 

 

Publications:

Brittany E. Hayes & Katharine A. Boyd. In Press.  Influence of Individual- and National-Level Factors on Attitudes                        toward Intimate Partner Violence. Sociological Perspectives.

Amy Adamczyk, Katharine A. Boyd, & Brittany E. Hayes. 2016. "Place Matters: Contextualizing the roles of religion and             race for understsanding Americans' attitudes about homosexuality. Social Science Research.

Katharine A. Boyd. Forthcoming. "Modeling Terrorist Attacks: Assessing Statistical Models to evaluate Domestic and Ideologically International Attacks." Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, Special Issue on Methods.

Katharine A. Boyd. Forthcoming. "Group-level predictors of political and religiously motivated violence." Handbook on the Criminology of Terrorism.  Wiley Press.

Roberta Belli, Joshua D. Freilich, Steven M. Chermak, Katharine A. Boyd. 2015. Exploring the Crime-Terror Nexus in the United States: A Social Network Analysis of a Hezbollah Network Involved in Trade Diversion. Dynamics of Asymmetric Conflict, 8(3): 236-281.

Joshua D. Freilich, Amy Adamczyk, Steven M. Chermak, Katharine A. Boyd, & William S. Parkin. 2015. Investigating the Applicability of Macro-Level Criminology Theory to Terrorism: A County-Level Analysis. Journal of Quantitative Criminology, 31(3): 383-411. 

 Katharine A. Boyd & Hyewon Chung. 2012. Opinions Toward Suicide: Cross-national evaluation of cultural and religious effects on individuals. Social Science Research, 41(6): 1565-1580.

Charles B. Strozier & Katharine A. Boyd. 2010. Definitions and Dualisms. In C. B. Strozier, D. M. Terman, & J. W. Jones (eds.). The Fundamentalist Mindset: Psychological Reflections on Religion, Violence, and History. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Charles B. Strozier & Katharine A. Boyd. 2010. The Apocalyptic. In C. B. Strozier, D. M. Terman, & J. W. Jones (eds.). The Fundamentalist Mindset: Psychological Reflections on Religion, Violence, and History. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Charles B. Strozier & Katharine A. Boyd. 2010. The Charismatic Leader and the Totalism of Conversion. In C. B. Strozier, D. M. Terman, & J. W. Jones (eds.). The Fundamentalist Mindset: Psychological Reflections on Religion, Violence, and History. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Reports:

Belli, Roberta, and Joshua D. Freilich, Steven M. Chermak, Katharine Boyd. 2014. "Exploring the U.S. Crime-Terror Nexus: Terrorist Networks and Trade Diversion Research Brief." College Park, MD. START. http://www.start.umd.edu/pubs/START_ECDB_USCrimeTerrorNexusTradeDiversion_ResearchBrief_Oct2014.pdf

Grants:

2016-2017  ESRC Impact Acceleration Account (IAA) -Project Co-Creation Fund for £9,350                                                  'Enhancing Evidence-Based Policing: Promoting UK-South Africa Dialogue'

2016             ESRC Impact Acceleration Account (IAA) -Project Co-Creation Fund for £19,787                                     Co-PI with Hannah Farrimond on '#RU2drunk? Evaluation of the roll-out of a breathalyser initiative to reduce   alcohol-related violence in the South West'

2016-2017    CREST for £119,521                                                                                                                      Co-PI with Stephane Baele and Travis Coan on 'How does ISIS' Online Propaganda Demonstrate Mechanisms of Radicalisation? Assessing Cognitive Mechanisms of Radicalisation with a Quantitative Analysis of ISIS' Online Propaganda'

2015-2017    Police Knowledge Fund HEFCE and College of Policing Grant for £249,974                                           Co-PI with Brian Rappert on the Exeter Policing, Evidence, and Research Translation (ExPERT)                     Project

2014          Fulbright Post-doctoral Scholarship (declined): Two year scholarship to study at Hebrew University

2013-2013    Doctoral Student Research Grant Program Recipient                                                                                     $1,269 provided by the Graduate Center, CUNY for dissertation research

2012-2013    Terrorism Research Award, Grant Recipient                                                                                               $5,000 for dissertation research provided by the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and                Responses to Terrorism (START) funded by the Department of Homeland Security

2012-2013    Constant H. Jacquet Research Award                                                                                                        $3,600 provided by the Religious Research Association for dissertation research
 

Past Teaching experience at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in NYC:

  • American Criminal Justice System
  • Introduction to International Criminal Justice
  • Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • Research Methods, Ph.D. course (Teaching Assistant)
  • Terrorism , Ph.D. course (Teaching Assistant)
  • Issues in Criminal Justice II, M.A. course (Teaching Assistant)
  • Terrorism in Literature & Film, M.A. course (Teaching Assistant)
     

 

Research interests

Research interests: political and religiously motivated violence, counterterrorism policy, evidence-based policy, alcohol related violence

Biography

 I grew up in western New York and completed my BA in Political Science and Psychology at Ashland University.  I moved to NYC to do my MA in Forensic Psychology and then stayed there to complete my MA in Criminal Justice, and then my PhD in Criminal Justice at the Graduate Center program housed at John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

Throughout my academic career I have enjoyed traveling. I studied abroad at Macquarie University in Sydney, lived with a family in Mexico to learn Spanish for a month, I studied Machiavelli in Italy for a summer, and took part in a summer program at Humboldt University in Berlin.  I have participated in conferences in Belfast, Northern Ireland; Marakesh, Morocco; Prague, Czech Republic; as well as numerous places around the United States.  

My love of travel and enjoyment of new cultures made me excited to start as a lecturer at the University of Exeter in the UK in summer 2014.  I'm part of the Q-Step programme that teaches quantitative methods to social science students.