This page gives details of the research papers included in the meta-analysis described in Jacques, K., & Taylor, P. J. (2008). Female terrorism: A review. <i>Terrorism and Political Violence.</i> The references may be downloaded as a <a href=””>Endnote Library File</a> (needs unzipping first). If you are aware of a paper(s) that we did not include in our meta-analysis, please get in touch. We hope to keep this list of research papers as an up-to-date resource for researchers in this area. <b>Downloads are for your personal use only.</b>


<b>Meta-Analysis References</b>

Alison, M. (2003). Cogs in the Wheels? Women in the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam. <i>Civil Wars, 6</i>(4), 37-54

Alison, M. (2004). Women as agents of political violence: Gendering security. <i>Security Dialogue, 35</i>(4), 447-463.

Alvanou, M. (2006). <i>Criminological Perspectives on Female Suicide Terrorism</i>: The Jaffee Centre for Strategic Studieso.

Berko, A., & Erez, E. (2006). <i>Women in Terrorism: a Palestinian feminist revolution or gender oppression?</i>: Institute for Counter Terrorismo.

Bielby, C. (2006). ‘Bonnie and Kleid’: Female Terrorists and the Hysterical Feminine [Electronic Version]. <i>Forum</i>, <i>2</i>. Retrieved 7 February, 2007, from

Blee, K. M. (2005). Women and Organised Racial Terrorism in the United States. <i>Studies in Conflict & Terrorism, 28</i>, 421-433.

Boniece, S. A. (2003). The Spiridonova Case, 1906: Terror, Myth, and Martyrdom. <i>Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History 4</i>(3), 571-606.

Brunner, C. (2005). Female suicide bombers – male suicide bombing? Looking for gender in reporting the suicide bombing of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. <i>Global Security, 19</i>(1), 29-48.

Cataldo Neuburger, L., & Valentini, T. (1992). <i>Women and Terrorism</i>. London: MacMillan Press.

Chinchilla, N. (1997). Nationalism, Feminism and Revolution in Central America. In L. A. West (Ed.), <i>Feminist Nationalism</i> (pp. 201-219). New York: Routledge.

Cook, D. (2005). Women Fighting in Jihad? <i>Studies in Conflict & Terrorism, 28</i>, 375-384.

Crenshaw, M. (2000). The psychology of terrorism: An agenda for the 21st century. <i>Political Psychology, 21</i>(2), 405-420.

Cunningham, K. J. (2003). Cross-Regional Trends in Female Terrorism. <i>Studies in Conflict & Terrorism 26</i>, 171-195.

Cunningham, K. J. (2007). Countering female terrorism. <i>Studies in Conflict & Terrorism, 30</i>(2), 113-129.

Decker, J. L. (1991). Terrorism (Un)Veiled – Fanon, Frantz and the Women of Algiers. <i>Cultural Critique</i> (17), 177-195.

Dolnik, A. (2004). Critical commentary on “who are the Palestinian suicide bombers?”. <i>Terrorism and Political Violence, 16</i>(4), 845-848.

Fighel, Y. (2003). <i>Palestinian Islamic Jihad and Female Suicide Bombers</i>: Institute for Counter-Terrorismo.

Galvin, D. M. (1983). The Female Terrorist: A Socio-Psychological Perspective. <i>Behavioral Sciences and the Law, 1</i>(2), 19-32.

Gentry, C. (2004). The relationship between new social movement theory and terrorism studies: The role of leadership, membership, ideology and gender. <i>Terrorism and Political Violence, 16</i>(2), 274-293.

Georges-Abeyie, D. E. (1983). Women as Terrorists. In L. Z. F. Y. Alexander (Ed.), <i>Perspectives on Terrorism</i> (pp. 71-84). Wilmington, DE: Scholarly Resources.

Gonzalez-Perez, M. (2006). Guerrilleras in Latin America: Domestic and international roles. <i>Journal of Peace Research, 43</i>(3), 313-329.

Griset, P. L., & Mahon, S. (2003). Women as Terrorists. In P. L. M. Griset, Sue (Ed.), <i>Terrorism in Perspective</i> (pp. 157-189): Sage Publications.

Gunawardena, A. (2006). <i>Female Black Tigers: A Different Breed of Cat?</i> : The Jaffee Centre for Strategic Studieso.

Hasso, F. (2005). Discursive and Political Deployments by/of the 2002 Palestinian Women Suicide Bombers/Martyrs. <i>Feminist Review, 81</i>(1), 23-51.

Issacharoff, A. (2006). <i>The Palestinian and Israeli Media on Female Suicide Terrorists</i>: The Jaffee Centre for Strategic Studieso.

Jacob, J. T. (2003). Female Suicide Bombers: A Political Perspective [Electronic Version]. <i>I-POST Quarterly</i>, <i>September 2003</i>, 4-5.

Jamieson, A. (2000). MaÞosi and Terrorists: Italian women in violent organisations. <i>SAIS Review, Summer-Fall</i>, 51-64.

Kampwirth, K. (2002). <i>Women and Geurrilla Movements</i>. University Park, PA: Pennsylvania State University Press.

Knight, A. (1979). Female Terrorists in the Russian Socialist Revolutionary Party. <i>Russian Review, 38</i>(2), 139-159.

MacDonald, E. (1991). <i>Shoot the women first</i>. New York, NY: Random House.

Morgan, R. (1989). <i>The demon lover: On the sexuality of terrorism</i>. New York, NY: Norton.

Nacos, B. (2005). The Portrayal of Female Terrorists in the Media: Similar Framing Patterns in the News Coverage of Women in Politics and in Terrorism. <i>Studies in Conflict & Terrorism, 28</i>, 435-451.

Ness, C. (2005). In the Name of the Cause: Women’s Work in Secular and Religious Terrorism. <i>Studies in Conflict & Terrorism, 28</i>, 357.

Nivat, A. (2005). The Black Widows: Chechen Women Join the Fight for Independence. <i>Studies in Conflict & Terrorism, 28</i>, 413-419.

Pedahzur, A., Perliger, A., & Weinberg, L. (2003). Altruism and fatalism: The characteristics of Palestinian suicide terrorists. <i>Deviant Behavior, 24</i>(4), 405-423.

Rechkalov, V. (2004). ‘I suspected I had to commit a suicide-attack.’ A surviving suicide bomber answers questions of Izvestia from a ‘Lefortovo’ cell. <i>Izvestia, 18</i>, 12-13.

Reif, L. L. (1986). Women in Latin-American Guerrilla Movements: A Comparative Perspective. <i>Comparative Politics, 18</i>(2), 147-169.

Reinares, F. (2004). Who are the terrorists? Analyzing changes in sociological proÞle among members of ETA. <i>Studies in Conflict & Terrorism, 27</i>, 465-188.

Schweitzer, Y. (2000). <i>Suicide Terrorism: Development and Characteristics</i>. Paper presented at the International Conference on Countering Suicide Terrorism.

Schweitzer, Y. (2006). <i>Introduction</i>: The Jaffee Centre for Strategic Studieso.

Schweitzer, Y. (2006). <i>Palestinian Female Suicide Bombers: Reality vs. Myth</i>: The Jaffee Centre for Strategic Studieso.

Skaine, R. (2006). <i>Female Suicide Bombers</i>. Jefferson, NC: McFarland.

Speckhard, A., & Akhmedova, K. (2006). <i>Black Widows: The Chechen Female Suicide Terrorists</i>: The Jaffee Centre for Strategic Studieso.

Stanski, K. (2005). Terrorism, Gender and Ideology: A case study of women who join the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). In J. F. Forest (Ed.), <i>The Making of a Terrorist: Recruitment, Training and Root Causes</i> (pp. 136-150): Greenwood press.

Steel, J. (1998). Vampira: Representations of the Irish Female Terrorist. <i>Irish Studies Review, 6</i>(3), 273-284.

Talbot, R. (2000). Myths in the representation of women terrorists. <i>Eire-Ireland, 35</i>(3-4), 165-186.

Toles Patkin, T. (2004). Explosive Baggage: Female Palestinian Suicide Bombers and the Rhetoric of Emotion. <i>Women and Language 27</i>, 79-88.

Tzoreff. (2006). <i>The Palestinian Shahida: National Patriotism, Islamic Feminism, or Social Crisis</i>: The Jaffee Centre for Strategic Studieso.

Victor, B. (2006). <i>Army of Roses</i>. London: Constable & Robinson.

West, J. (2005). Feminist IR and the case of the Black Widows: Reproducing gendered divisions. <i>Innovations: A Journal of Politics, 5</i>, 1-16.

Yadlin, R. (2006). <i>Female Martyrdom: The Ultimate Embodiment of Islamic Existence?</i>: The Jaffee Centre for Strategic Studieso.

Zedalis, D. (2004). Female Suicide Bombers [Electronic Version]. Retrieved 7 February 2007, from