Dr Willis studies the politics, modern history and international relations of the central Maghreb states (Algeria, Tunisia and Morocco).
- Politics in modern Maghreb (Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco)
- Modern history of Algeria, Tunisia, and Morocco
- Islamist movements in Algeria, Tunisia and Morocco
- International relations of Algeria, Tunisia and Morocco
- Berber/Amazigh movements
Dr Willis has extensive media experence, including live interviews for major TV and radio networks (BBC, Sky, CNN, RFI, France 24).