Dr Kamil Yilmaz

Dr Kamil Yilmaz

Lecturer in Criminology, Criminology, Sociology and Social Policy

Telephone number

+44 (0) 1792 205678 ext 1287
Available For Postgraduate Supervision


Dr. Yilmaz works as a post-doctoral researcher at the Cyber Threats Research Centre (CyTREC), Swansea University.

He holds a PhD in applied (political) anthropology from Columbia University and multiple master's degrees in criminal justice, international affairs, and anthropology. He has taught undergraduate and graduate students in counterterrorism, international politics, discourse analysis and research methods, based both on theory and practice.

He is the author of “Disengaging from Terrorism: Lessons from the Turkish Penitents” (Routledge 2014) and numerous articles related to counterterrorism. Dr. Yilmaz is interested in Computational Social Science and his research interests include political violence, anthropology of terrorism, radicalization and deradicalization processes related to terrorism, discourse analysis and terrorists’ use of the Internet and social media.

Areas Of Expertise

  • Terrorism and political violence
  • Radicalization/Deradicalization/Disengagement
  • Counterterrorism
  • Terrorists’ use of the Internet and social media
  • Discourse analysis

Career Highlights

Award Highlights


  • 2-year Full Scholarship for Research Fellowship at International Organizations from the Turkish Ministry of Interior (100,000 US Dollars)


  • Summer Field Research Fellowship, Columbia University (1,500 US Dollars)


  • Certificate of Excellence, Turkish Ministry of Interior


  • Certificate of Excellence, Turkish Ministry of Interior


  • 4-year Full Study-Abroad Scholarship, Turkish Ministry of Interior (232,000 US Dollars)


  • Certificate of Excellence, Balikesir Police Vocational High School