Damien Van Puyvelde

Lecturer in Intelligence and International Security, University of Glasgow

Damien Van Puyvelde is an interdisciplinary scholar whose work focuses on the role of intelligence and security agencies in contemporary democracies. Before taking a position as Lecturer in Intelligence and International Security at the University of Glasgow, he was Assistant Professor at The National Security Studies Institute – An Intelligence Community Center for Academic Excellence at the University of Texas at El Paso. He serves as co-program chair for the Intelligence Studies Section of the International Studies Association.

Damien recently co-edited a volume on US National Cybersecurity: International Politics, Concepts and Organization (New York: Routledge, 2017). His book on U.S. Intelligence Outsourcing: Private Contractors and Government Accountability is forthcoming with Edinburgh University Press. He is also working on two co-authored books on Cybersecurity (Polity Press) and Researching National Security Intelligence (Georgetown University Press).


  • 2017–2018
    Lecturer, University of Glasgow
  • 2013–2017
    Assistant Professor, National Security Studies Institute


  • 2013 
    Aberystwyth University, Ph. D.
  • 2009 
    Aberystwyth University, MSc. Econ.
  • 2008 
    Sciences-Po Strasbourg, Diploma