Biography

Lee Jarvis is a Reader in International Security. 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 StudiesMillennium: Journal of International Studies, Terrorism and Political Violence, Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, International Relations, PoliticsBritish 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 ResponseCounter-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:http://www.cyberterrorism-project.org/, 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.

To find out more about his research, please visit Lee’s personal website - http://www.leejarvis.com/ - or follow him on Twitter @LeeJarvisPols.

Career History

  • 2015 - Present: Reader in International Security, UEA
  • 2014 - 2015: Senior Lecturer in International Security, UEA
  • 2008-2013: Lecturer A, Lecturer B, Senior Lecturer, Associate Professor, Swansea University
  • 2007-2008: Senior Lecturer in International Relations, Oxford Brookes University
  • 2003-2007: Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Birmingham

Academic Background

Lee read for a BA (Hons) in Politics at the University of Nottingham. He completed his MA in Political Science (Research Methods) and PhD at the University of Birmingham’s Department of Political Science and International Studies.

Highlighted Publications

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Jarvis, L., Holland, J.

(2014)

'We [For]Got Him': Remembering and Forgetting in the Narration of bin Laden's Death,

in Millennium - Journal of International Studies

42.

pp. 425-447

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Jarvis, L., Lister, M.

(2013)

Vernacular Securities and their Study: A Qualitative Analysis and Research Agenda,

in International Relations

27.

pp. 158-179

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Jarvis, L., Lister, M.

(2013)

Disconnected Citizenship: The Impacts of Anti-terrorism Policy on Citizenship in the UK,

in Political Studies

61.

pp. 656-675

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Jackson, R., Jarvis, L., Gunning, J., Breen Smyth, M.

(2011)

Terrorism: A Critical Introduction,

Palgrave

UEA Repository

(Book)

(Published)


Jarvis, L.

(2009)

Times of Terror: Discourse, Temporality and the War on Terror,

Palgrave

UEA Repository

(Book)

(Published)


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Jarvis, L., Macdonald, S., Whiting, A.

(2017)

Unpacking cyberterrorism discourse: Specificity, status, and scale in news media constructions of threat,

in European Journal of International Security

2

(1)

pp. 64-87

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(Article)

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Jarvis, L., Lister, M.

(2017)

‘As a woman…’; ‘As a Muslim…’: Subjects, positions and counter-terrorism powers in the United Kingdom,

in Critical Social Policy

37

(2)

pp. 245-267

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

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Heath-Kelly, C., Jarvis, L.

(2017)

Affecting Terrorism: Laughter, Lamentation, and Detestation as Drives to Terrorism Knowledge,

in International Political Sociology

article no. olx007

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Jarvis, L., Legrand, T.

(2017)

'I am somewhat puzzled': Questions, audiences and securitization in the proscription of terrorist organisations,

in Security Dialogue

48

(2)

pp. 149-167

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(Article)

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Jarvis, L.

(2016)

Critical Terrorism Studies After 9/11,

in Routledge Handbook of Critical Terrorism Studies.

Routledge

ISBN 978-0-415-74376-1

(Chapter (peer-reviewed))

(Published)


Aly, A., MacDonald, S., Jarvis, L., Chen, T.

(2016)

Violent Extremism Online: New Perspectives on Terrorism and the Internet,

Routledge

ISBN 978-1-13-891229-8

UEA Repository

(Book)

(Published)


Jarvis, L., Legrand, T.

(2016)

Legislating for Otherness: Proscription Powers and Parliamentary Discourse,

in Review of International Studies

42

(3)

pp. 558-574

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Jarvis, L., Lister, M.

(2016)

What would you do?: Everyday conceptions and constructions of counter-terrorism,

in Politics

36

(3)

pp. 277-291

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Jarvis, L., Macdonald, S., Whiting, A.

(2016)

Analogy and Authority in Cyberterrorism Discourse: An Analysis of Global News Media Coverage,

in Global Society

30

(4)

pp. 605-623

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Jarvis, L., Lister, M.

(2015)

Critical Perspectives on Counter-terrorism,

Routledge

ISBN 978-0-415-85547-1

UEA Repository

(Book)

(Published)


Jarvis, L. (ed.), MacDonald, S. (ed.), Chen, T. (ed.)

(2015)

Terrorism Online: Politics, Law and Technology,

Routledge

ISBN 978-0-415-73288-8

UEA Repository

(Book)

(Published)


Jarvis, L., Lister, M.

(2015)

Anti-terrorism, Citizenship and Security in the UK,

Manchester University Press

ISBN 978-0-7190-9159-9

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(Published)


Jarvis, L., McDonald, S.

(2015)

Defining Cyberterrorism: What is it, and what threat does it pose?,

in Terrorism and Political Violence : The Evolution of Contemporary Insecurity.

Sage

ISBN 9781446272817, 9781446272800

UEA Repository

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Jarvis, L., Macdonald, S.

(2015)

What is Cyberterrorism?: Findings from a Survey of Researchers,

in Terrorism and Political Violence

27

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pp. 657-678

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Jarvis, L., Macdonald, S.

(2015)

Responding to cyberterrorism: Options and avenues,

in Georgetown Journal of International Affairs

UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Jarvis, L., Macdonald, S., Whiting, A.

(2015)

Constructing cyberterrorism as a security threat: A study of international news media coverage,

in Perspectives on Terrorism

9

(1)

pp. 60-75

UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Heath-Kelly, C., Baker-Beall, C., Jarvis, L.

(2015)

Editor's Introduction: Neoliberalism and/as terror,

in Critical Studies on Terrorism

8

(1)

pp. 1-14

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Heath-Kelly, C., Baker-Beall, C., Jarvis, L.

(2015)

Neoliberalism and/as terror,

in Critical Studies on Terrorism

8

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pp. 1-14

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Jarvis, L., MacDonald, S., Chen, T. M.

(2015)

Introduction: Terrorism Online,

in Terrorism Online : Politics, Law and Technology.

Routledge

ISBN 978-0-415-73288-8

UEA Repository

(Chapter)

(Published)


Jarvis, L.

(2015)

Review of 'Confessions of a Terrorist: A Novel', by Richard Jackson,

in Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding

9

(1)

pp. 146-147

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Key Research Interests

Lee’s research is situated within Critical Security Studies and focuses on the construction and impact of security discourses, especially in relation to (counter-)terrorism. His work on these themes is organised around four research strands.               

i) Anti-terrorism Policy, Citizenship and Security. This strand of Lee’s work explores the impact of anti-terrorism powers upon social, political and everyday life. This research builds on an ESRC grant he received with Michael Lister exploring how security and citizenship affect, and are affected by, developments in anti-terrorism frameworks. Lee has recently secured a new AHRC grant with Lee Marsden and Eylem Atakav to further this work. This will fund a new project - British [Muslim] Values - exploring two questions: i) How Muslims in Britain understand the term 'British values'; and, ii) How Muslims in Britain feel when they hear the term 'British values' used. The project will make use of an innovative video autoethnographic method.

ii) Terrorism, Time and Memory. Lee’s second research strand focuses on the importance of claims about time and memory within discourses on terrorism and the threat that it poses. His PhD thesis and first book - Times of Terror - explored different representations of time within the George W. Bush administration’s war on terror. Since then, he has published on Internet memorials set up to commemorate terrorist attacks and their victims, and on the narration of bin Laden's killing by the Obama adminstration.

iii) Critical Terrorism Studies and Critical Security Studies. The third area of Lee’s research focuses on conceptual debates around what a ‘critical’ approach to the study of terrorism and security might look like and involve. He is particularly interested in the normative and epistemological commitments associated with different critical projects, as well as the importance of ‘lay’ understandings and articulations of phenomena such as terrorism and security. Lee's recent work with Tim Legrand builds on this via an exploration the politics of proscription. Specifically, they are interested in the discursive and performative processes through which particular 'terrorist organisations' become listed or banned.

iv) Cyberterrorism and Cyber-security. The final area of Lee’s research is an effort to explore the meaning, threat and spread of responses to cyberterrorism as a potential new security challenge. His work here is multidisciplinary in nature, bringing in partners from Law, Engineering, Computer Science and other academic fields.

Teaching Interests

Lee has an established teaching profile with experience of designing, convening and contributing to specialist and introductory modules at all levels of undergraduate and postgraduate study in a range of areas within International Security, International Relations, Political Science, and Research Methods. He has designed and taught research-led modules on terrorism, counter-terrorism and critical security studies, and has written or contributed to a number of textbooks in these areas.

Lee currently convenes modules on International Security at undergraduate and Masters level, as well as an undergraduate module on Terrorism and Counter-terrorism.

Professional Activities

Co-Convener, BISA Critical Studies on Terrorism Working Group

2011-Present

Co-Director, The Cyberterrorism Project

2011 - Present

Committee member: Judging Panel for The Undergraduate Awards (International Relations and Politics)

2014

Associate Fellow for SOMI: Securitisation of migrant integration, lessons from the US and UK

2014-Present

Shortlisted for AHRC/BBC Radio 3: New Generation Thinkers 

2014

Runner Up. Swansea University Research Forum, Research as Art Competition. With the Cyberterrorism Project.

2013

Certificate of Merit. Swansea University Research Forum, Research Community Award. With the Cyberterrorism Project.

2013

Choice Outstanding Academic Title Award for co-authored book: Terrorism: A Critical Introduction

2012

Visiting Research Fellow, Department of Politics, Goldsmiths, University of London

2010

Peer reviewer for the following journals: Security Dialogue; Review of International Studies; European Journal of Internationa Relations; British Journal of Politics and International Relations; Millennium: Journal of International Studies; International Relations; Terrorism and Political Violence; Cooperation and Conflict; International Political Sociology; Administration & Society; Polity; Politics; Critical Studies on Terrorism; Contemporary Political Theory; Journal of War and Culture Studies; Ethnicities.

Peer reviewer for the following publishers: Oxford University Press; Cambridge University Press; Manchester University Press; Palgrave Macmillan; Pan-Macmillan; Routledge; Polity Press; Zed Books; Edward Elgar.

 
External examiner for PhD students at the University of New South Wales (Australia); and the University of Otagao (New Zealand) 

Invited to provide endorsements for:

  • Roger, N. (2013) Image Warfare in the War on Terror (Basingstoke: Palgrave)
  • Young, J. & J. Kent (2013) International Relations Since 1945: A Global History (Oxford: Oxford University Press)
 

Conferences (co-)organised: 

  • Neoliberalism and/as Terror: Technologies, Politics and Vernacular Perspectives. The Annual Critical Terrorism Studies Conference, Nottingham Trent University (2014)
  • Critical Terrorism Studies: Practice, Limits and Experience. The Annual Critical Terrorism Studies Conference, Loughborough University (2013).
  • Security, Conflict and Justice. ESRC Doctoral Training Centre Wales Annual Workshop for Postgraduate Students, Swansea University (2013)
  • Cyberterrorism: A Multidisciplinary Conference, Birmingham (2013).
  • The UK Prevent Strategy, BISA Critical Terrorism Studies Working Group, King’s College London (2012).
  • Cyber-Terrorism: Multidisciplinary Perspectives, Swansea University (2012).
  • New Media, Image War and the War on Terror, Swansea University (2011)
  • Anti-Terrorism, Citizenship and Security in the UK, Swansea University (2010)