Broderick McDonald

Research Topic:

Conflict, Political Violence, Extremism
St Catherine's College
DPhil Politics
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Broderick McDonald is an Associate Fellow at the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation (ICSR) and a DPhil Candidate in the Department of Politics & International Relations at the University of Oxford where he researches conflict, extremism, and political violence. Broderick previously served as a Policy Advisor to the Government of Canada and a researcher with the Non-Partisan Parliamentary Group for Genocide Prevention. Outside of this, he is a Postgraduate Researcher at the Rothermere American Institute and a Rising Leaders Fellow with the Aspen Institute. Broderick was Assistant Editor of the Perspectives on Terrorism Academic Journal from 2020-2022 and the Executive Editor of the Cambridge Journal of International Law from 2017-2018. Prior to this, Broderick was a Fellow with the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and the Global Network on Extremism and Technology (GNET) at Kings College London. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts and an Associate Member of Chatham House in London.


Broderick's research interests include:

  • Conflict Dynamics
  • Political Violence
  • Extremism
  • Terrorism


Teaching experience

  • Tutor for Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE) Undergraduate Students (University of Oxford)
  • Tutor for Comparative Government 201 and Politics in the Middle East 211 (New College Oxford, Harris Manchester College Oxford, St Catherine's College Oxford)

 Teaching Interests

  • Politics in the Middle East
  • Technology & Politics
  • Public Policy


Active Clubs: A New Far-Right Threat to Democratic Elections
Broderick McDonald

The Wagner Group's Growing Shadow: Counter-Terrorism in the Sahel
United States Military Academy at West Point (Modern War Institute)
Broderick McDonald, Guy Fiennes

Extremists are Seeping Back into the Mainstream: AI Detection and Evasion Tactics on Social Media Platforms
Global Network on Extremism & Technology, Kings College London
Broderick McDonald

How Far-Right Extremists Respond to Failed Predictions
Global Network on Extremism & Technology, Kings College London
Broderick McDonald