Edited by Caroline Kennedy-Pipe, Gordon Clubb & Simon Mabon
SRN TAPVA is the Virtual Research Network of The Terrorism and Political Violence Association (TAPVA), involving postgraduate, undergraduate students, young independent researchers and practitioners. It is led by Dr. Samir Naser, a Teaching Fellow in Politics & International Studies at University of Birmingham. Aiming at furthering the understanding of terrorism and political violence, it assists TAPVA in developing its research network through organizing events locally, nationally and internationally. It also facilitates and initiates collaborative funding bids and manages TAPVA’s interns and their respective projects. TAPVA, directed by Dr. Gordon Clubb (a Lecturer in International Security in the School of Politics and International Studies at the University of Leeds), seeks to facilitate high-impact research and improved pedagogical practices in the field of Terrorism and Political Violence through the interaction of its members, consisting of academics, PhD students and policy stakeholders across the UK. It provides a space for networking, collaborative research and the development of pedagogic innovation through a series of conferences, workshops and an active online presence. As well as providing the opportunity for research collaboration, TAPVA co-ordinates projects with its members in order to produce high-impact publications, policy documents and innovative teaching tools. Recently, the network published Terrorism and Political Violence to introduce students to the main concepts, debates and issues within the field.