Melissa Finn has recently published the book: Al-Qaeda and Sacrifice: Martyrdom, War and Politics (London: Pluto Press, 2012) which is a focus for this word-press.
She is also the co-editor of a special edition of Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East, entitled ‘Veiled Constellations: The Veil, Critical Theory, Politics, and Contemporary Society’ (Spring 2012).
Melissa Finn earned her Ph.D at York University in Political Science, and has lectured at many leading Canadian universities. Currently she is in the Department of Political Science and the Department of Global Studies at Wilfred Laurier University.
Finn research interest are cultural theory, religion, political science,classics, international studies, comparative philosophy, conflict, violence and peace building, comparative political theory, philosophy of play, feminist epistemology, development studies, spirituality and mysticism, religious epistemology, hermeneutics, and new age spirituality.
However, her current research interest are: Comparative political thought; international relations; social movements in the Middle East; international governance (comparative political systems and indigenous self-determination); policy approaches for transnational terrorism; critical methodologies; premises of dialogue with violent actors; the study of western foreign policies and the War on Terror; the international arms trade.
If you would like to learn more information about this author. You are more than welcomed to take a look at her LinkedIn account, here: http://ca.linkedin.com/pub/melissa-finn/2a/182/b1b
Or you can take a look at this additional information: http://wlu-ca.academia.edu/MelissaFinn