In February 2012, I took up the post of Deputy Director of the National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, the University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. Prior to this, I was Professor of International Politics at Aberystwyth University in Wales, UK. I study and teach on issues of terrorism, poBeFunky_Watercolor_260.jpglitical violence, war, security, peace and conflict resolution. I have published several academic books on these topics, including those below.  I am also the editor-in-chief of the academic journal, Critical Studies on Terrorism, and I love playing guitar and fly-fishing. In early 2014, my first novel will be published by Zed Books. It is a thriller which explores the mind and motivation of a terrorist. The blogs I write here are personal expressions of opinion and do not in any way reflect or represent the views of my past or present employers. 9781783600021




12 Responses to About

  1. Liz says:


    I love your blog. Your words are compelling and you write so eloquently. I have been reading your work for some time now and I can’t think of anyone on this planet who is more aligned with my research interests. I wrote my MA thesis in Peace and Conflict Studies on terrorism. It was entitled Blinded by the Right: The Discourse of Terrorism. Do you happen to supervise PhD students?

  2. Never thought of it that way.

  3. Dan Ó C says:

    Hey! Delighted to have found this blog, I was a big fan of CTS when I was at uni, and my dissertation was inspired by it. One new regular reader here! All the best!

  4. Mikkizs says:

    Hello! This is my first comment here so I just wanted to give a quick shout out and tell you I really enjoy reading your posts. Can you recommend any other blogs/websites/forums that go over the same topics? Many thanks!

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  6. Akin says:

    Dear Richard Jackson, so great to finally find your blog. I have come across some of your outstanding works on Critical Terrorism Studies.Critical Terrorism Studies: An Explanation, a Defence and a Way Forward has actually inspired my proposed Ethnographic study of impact or counterterrorism discourses and practice’s on publics. I will like to ask sir, how possible it is to combine critical discourse with the Welsh school, mainly Immanent Critique and Emancipation. Thanks

  7. Hi my name is Matthew Jones and I am a third year journalism student. I am currently doing my dissertation for university and it would be great if you could answer a couple of questions for me please?

    The topic is about the decline of young people wearing a poppy and the social pressures of wearing a poppy on Remembrance Sunday.

    Thank you very much for your time and hope to be in touch soon. My email is mattyjones2510@gmail.com


  8. Divij says:

    Hi Richard,

    I was looking for some information on Terrorism today when I came across your post: Confessions of a terrorist sympathiser.

    Great stuff!

    It’s Coincidental: I actually just published an article on Terrorism last week, which has been well received by facebook community. Let me know if you want to check it out.

    PS – Sorry to use the comments field in absence of a Mail ID

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