Dr Itoitz Rodrigo Jusue

PhD Cultural Studies (University of Roehampton, London) MA Cultural Studies (Goldsmiths, University of London) MA Feminist and Gender Studies (University of the Basque Country) BA Political and Administrative Sciences (University of the Basque Country)

Pronouns: She/her
  • ESRC Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Itoitz R. Jusue is a ESRC Postdoctoral Research Fellow. Her project “Constructing the illiberal citizen? Radicalisation prevention, counter-terrorism, and the media in the UK” is aligned to the Communication & Media Pathway in the School of Social Sciences and Humanities.

Her research interests include popular culture, peace and security, politics of representation, governmentality, memory, and the analysis of everyday narratives.

Itoitz completed her PhD in Cultural Studies at the University of Roehampton (London), and she holds a master’s degree in Cultural Studies (Goldsmiths University of London) and in Feminist and Gender Studies (University of the Basque Country). Her AHRC funded doctoral research examined the discourses and imaginaries of terrorism and radicalisation in the UK (2005-2020).

Itoitz’s interdisciplinary research interests include questions of citizenship, gender, representation, critical security studies, popular culture, British counter-terrorism, and the ‘war on terror’. She was awarded a TECHNE AHRC scholarship to pursue her doctoral research at the Media, Culture and Language Department at the University of Roehampton. Combining interviews with media research, Itoitz’s research explores the shifting imaginaries of ‘the terrorist’, the representation of women involved in political violence in the British media, contemporary discourses on security and citizenship, and the rationalisation of measures of (self)censorship in the UK. 


  • [Forthcoming] ‘The representation of women’s involvement in (nonstate) political violence: Dominant myths and narratives surrounding “radicalised” and terrorist females in the UK’ in Banwell, S; Black, L; Cecil, D; Djamba, Y; Kimuna, S; Milne, E; Seal, L; Tenkorang, E. (Ed.), International Handbook of Feminist Perspectives on Women’s Acts of Violence (Emerald Publishing).
  • (2022) ‘Counter-Terrorism Training “At Your Kitchen Table”: The promotion of “CT citizens” and the securitization of everyday life in the UK’, Critical Studies on Terrorism, 15:2, 290-310, DOI: 10.1080/17539153.2021.2013014 
  • (2022) ‘Contested memories, autoethnography, and (critical) understandings of violent pasts: Memoria Osoa and The Memorial Centre for the Victims of Terrorism in Vitoria-Gasteiz’. Remembering/Imagining Terror in Europe. 14-16 September 2022. University of Birmingham (United Kingdom) [Conference paper]
  • (2022) ‘Mass-surveillance and cultures of suspicion: The promotion of “counter-terrorism citizens” in the UK’. The 9th biennial Surveillance & Society conference of the Surveillance Studies Network (SSN) hosted by Erasmus University Rotterdam, 1-3 June 2022, Rotterdam (The Netherlands) [Conference paper]
  • (2021) ‘Counter-Terrorism, Gender, and Radicalisation: The construction of ‘radicalised’ women and the counter-terrorist females’ presented at the European International Studies Association (EISA), 14th Pan-European Conference on International Relations. 13-17 September 2021 [Conference paper]
  • (2021) ‘(Self)radicalisation and the media: The dissemination of new “contagion theories” and ways forward’ presented at the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR). 31 August – 3 September 2021 [Conference paper]
  • (2015) ‘Queer Love: Love Policies, Possible Love and Tolerance’ in Past and Present: Perspectives on Gender and Love (Oxford: Inter-Disciplinary Press) Ebook: ISBN 978-1-84888-391-8
  • (2014) ‘Gorputzaren irudi posthumanoaz’ in Diskurtsoak, Eraikuntzak, Gorputzak – Gorputzen Eta Binarismo Sexualaren Eraikuntzaz [‘The posthuman body image’ in Discourses, Constructions, Bodies – On the Construction of Bodies and Sexual Binarism] Edited by Altonaga, B. & Aizpuru, A. (Bilbao: UEU) ISBN: 978-84-8438-515-8