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Christopher J. Fuller

Lecturer in Modern History, University of Southampton

Dr Christopher J. Fuller is Lecturer in Modern US History at the University of Southampton. He has just completed a research project exploring the evolution of US counterterrorism policy, in particular the role played by unmanned drones. His book, See It/Shoot It: The Secret History of the CIA's Lethal Drone Program is due for publication with Yale University Press in late 2016/early 2017.

His new research project explores the concept of the United States as a post-territorial empire, and the role played by technology in enabling this. The project has a particular focus upon the rebellion - or resistance - which occurs along the contested fault lines which serve as the unmanned frontiers of this empire, be they borders with rogue states, terrorist safe havens, or even encounters in space and cyber space.


  • 2014–present
    Associate lecturer, University of Southampton


  • 2014 
    University of Southampton, PhD History
  • 2010 
    University of Southampton, MRes History/Politics and International Relations
  • 2001 
    University of Chichester, PGCE History
  • 2000 
    Cardiff University, BA History


  • 2017
    See It/Shoot It: The Secret History of the CIA's Lethal Drone Program, Yale University Press
  • 2016
    The Assassin-in-Chief: Obama's Drone Legacy, The Obama Doctrine (Routledge)
  • 2016
    Drones and the Civilianization of Warfare, The Civilianization of Warfare (Cambridge NY)
  • 2014
    The Eagle Comes Home to Roost: The Historical Origins of the CIA's Lethal Drone Program, Intelligence and National Security

Professional Memberships

  • Historians of Twentieth Century United States (HOTCUS)
  • British Association of American Studies (BAAS)
  • Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR)