Lecturer in Politics

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Lecturer in Politics


BA (Toronto), M.S. (Columbia), MPhil (Oxford)

Academic Background and Previous Positions

Adam McCauley is currently based at the Department of Politics and International Relations (DPIR) at the University of Oxford, where he is completing his doctorate. His area of focus is study insurgencies and political violence, with a particular emphasis on how violent non-state groups adapt and survive.

Prior to Oxford, Adam worked as a journalist, photographer, and videographer reporting on issues of conflict and international security. His journalistic work has been nominated for numerous industry awards. His 2012 piece for The Atlantic, “Overexposed: A Photographer’s War on PTSD“, was nominated for a 2013 Dart Award (for excellence in reporting on trauma) and the 2013 Mirror Award (for excellence on reporting on the media).

His work has appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic, The New Yorker, TIME Magazine, and Al Jazeera (English / America).

Undergraduate Teaching Areas

International Relations, International Security and Conflict, Politics of Sub-Saharan Africa

Research Interests

Insurgency, irregular and civil war, and political violence.


Please see my personal website: www.adammccauley.net


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