Michael Zekulin's research focuses on terrorism, radicalization, and CVE strategies. He is a recognized public speaker on issues related to terrorism and security and is a frequent contributor to international media outlets. He also regularly presents at conferences and seminars.
His current research projects investigate the impact that counter-terror and counter-radicalization policies might have a state’s society and identity, efforts to map the lifecycle of a homegrown Islamist extremist and the methodological challenges of conducting research in the field of terrorism studies.
Michael received his PhD from the University of Calgary in 2012 where his dissertation, 'A Growing Disconnect: Can the Contemporary Terrorism Literature Explain Domestic Homegrown Terrorism?' investigated the 2004 Madrid attack, the 2005 London 7/7 attack and the 2006 Toronto plot which were some of the earliest examples of what we would today label homegrown terrorism.
He is the author of Endgames: Improving Our Understanding of Homegrown Terrorism.