I am a Reader in International Security at the University of East Anglia, UK. This website contains information on my research and teaching, but please send me an email via l.jarvis@uea.ac.uk or get in touch through twitter @LeeJarvisPols if you would like to know more.


I joined UEA in January 2014, having worked at Swansea University and Oxford Brookes University. My PhD was awarded in 2008 from the University of Birmingham, and my thesis subsequently published as Times of Terror: Discourse, Temporality and the War on Terror. I previously read for an MA in Political Science (Research Methods) at Birmingham, and a BA in Politics at the University of Nottingham. I have (co-) authored or edited ten books on the politics of terror and security, and co-edit Critical Studies on Terrorism.

My research has been externally funded by bodies including the ESRC, AHRC, NATO, the US Office of Naval Research, and the EPSRC Bridging the Gaps Programme. I am a member of the ESRC’s Peer Review College, and work with a range of non-academic partners in my research including policymakers, think tanks, advocacy groups and charities. Between 2011 and 2014 I co-convened BISA’s Critical Studies on Terrorism Working Group, and I am co-founder and co-director of the multidisciplinary Cyberterrorism Project and of Talking Shop which collects and publishes ‘insider’ responses to core political science questions.

My current research includes work on the AHRC-funded British [Muslim] Values project; the proscription or ‘banning’ of terrorist groups; the impacts of counter-terrorism on citizenship and security; and cyberterrorism and cybersecurity.

For a recent copy of my CV please click here (last updated July 2016)