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Professor of International Politics, School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication, University of East Anglia

Lee Jarvis is a Professor of International Politics. He joined UEA in January 2014, having previously worked at Swansea University and Oxford Brookes University. Lee’s ESRC-funded PhD was awarded by the University of Birmingham in 2008.

Lee is an editor of the journal Critical Studies on Terrorism. He has published articles in a range of top journals including Security Dialogue, Political Studies, Review of International Studies, Millennium: Journal of International Studies, Terrorism and Political Violence, Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, International Relations, Politics, British Politics, and Citizenship Studies. He is (co-) author or editor of ten books on the politics of terrorism, counter-terrorism and security: Times of Terror: Discourse, Temporality and the War on Terror, Cyberterrorism: Understanding, Assessment and Response, Counter-Radicalisation: Critical Perspectives, Critical Perspectives on Counter-terrorism, Security: A Critical Introduction, Terrorism Online: Politics, Law and Technology, Anti-Terrorism, Citizenship and Security, Neoliberalism and Terror: Critical Engagements and Terrorism: A Critical Introduction. The latter was awarded a 2012 Choice Outstanding Academic Title award. Lee's latest book - Violent Extremism Online: New Perspectives on Terrorism and the Internet was published by Routledge in the Spring of 2016.

Lee’s research has been externally funded by sources including the ESRC, NATO, the US Office of Naval Research, and the EPSRC Bridging the Gaps Programme. He engages with a range of think tanks, advocacy groups and charities in his research, and has submitted evidence to bodies such as the Independent National Security Legislation Monitor (Australia) and the UK Home Office. Lee has supervised PhD students working on a range of topics including terrorism, cyberterrorism, counter-terrorism and political communication.

Lee is a member of the ESRC Peer Review College, and between 2011 and 2014 Lee co-convened the BISA Critical Studies on Terrorism Working Group. He is co-founder and co-director of the multidisciplinary Cyberterrorism Project:, and co-director of Talking Shop: a staff/student collaboration hosted at UEA.

Lee was recently awarded RCUK funding for a new research project - British [Muslim] Values - with Lee Marsden and Eylem Atakav (both UEA). The project will employ video autoethnographies to explore the impact of 'British Values' upon Muslim individuals and communities across the East of England. Lee continues to work on several other collaborative projects, including with Michael Lister (Oxford Brookes) on the impacts of anti-terrorism powers on citizenship and security across the UK; with Stuart Macdonald (Swansea) and Tom Chen (City University, London) on cyberterrorism and cybersecurity; and, with Tim Legrand (ANU) on the proscription of terrorist organisations.


  • –present
    Reader in International Security, School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication , University of East Anglia