Charlottesville, VA, October 27, 2017 --(PR.com
)-- Leading Researcher on radicalization focuses on female motivations
Dr. Bina Patel, leading women’s studies researcher, recently spoke at the Third International Symposium on Teaching about Extremism, Terror and Trauma at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada.
Dr. Patel’s presentation, "Psychology of Female Violence" focused on the contributing elements to female martyrdom, including, gender oppression, religion, and postpartum depression. Dr. Patel spoke in depth on the impact of postpartum depression, in conjunction with personal trauma that enables radicalization to be a successful, transformative process. The transformative process that alters an individual from believing in extreme ideologies to acting upon them is conceptualized by personal neurocognitive behavior and psychology in women who become successful suicide bombers. Dr. Patel’s presentation resulted in a robust engagement between the panelists and audiences regarding the impact of neuroscience on female suicide terrorism.
The TETT symposia strive to create transformative invited space in which conversations around extremism, terrorism, radicalization, and counter-radicalization took place with an aim for interchange of ideas between those who see (general public) and those who decide (policy makers); between those who speak (academic, politicians, media) and those who are silent (youth, communities at large) so that an authentic counter-hegemonic, counter-extremism critical public pedagogy can start to take root.
Dr. Bina M. Patel is an independent, neutral conflict resolution practitioner who provides an informal and confidential forum to hear and help address workplace, family, and individual concerns. Dr. Patel is an adjunct professor at Southern New Hampshire University, teaching undergraduate courses in international business; and graduate courses in business culture at the University of People, a non-profit university that provides education globally. Dr. Patel’s research interest include neuro-cognitive behavior and psychology. She is the author of Depicting Female Suicide Terrorism: Understanding the Radicalization Process.
Dr. Patel earned a doctorate of philosophy in Conflict Resolution and Peacekeeping Analysis with honors from Nova Southeastern University and a master’s in International Business in Business Administration, magna cum laude. Dr. Patel also earned a bachelor’s of arts in Business Administration with a concentration in Spanish Literature from the University of Florida. She is an expert mediator, facilitator, trainer and consultant regarding conflict resolution within complex organizational systems.
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