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National Defense University
International Relations, security studies, insecurity, discourse, identity construction, international political sociology, critical security studies, relational/interpretive research methodologies, poststructural discourse analysis, boundaries, critical terrorism studies, counterterrorism, British counterterrorism law, pedagogy/andragogy, language, legitimacy.
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As of July 2014 I am an Assistant Professor of International Security Studies at the College of International Security Affairs (CISA), National Defense University (NDU), working with their Joint Special Operations Master of Arts Program in North Carolina at Fort Bragg.

I received a Ph.D. in International Relations (IR) from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), M.A. in International Affairs (Comparative and Regional Studies of Europe) from American University, and a B.A. in geography and French from the University of Colorado. Previously I taught with the LSE IR Department and LSE 100 (“Thinking like a social scientist”), as well as most recently with the Department of Political Science at Ohio University where I taught courses in Global Politics, International Relations, and Terrorism. I have also worked as a researcher for the Handa Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence (CSTPV) at the University of St Andrews, focusing on political violence, terrorism, and international sporting events.

In addition to my strong dedication to teaching, research includes a recently completed book on the intersection of security, identity, and discourse in British counterterrorism policy (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015), with target audiences in political sociology, international relations, security studies, and terrorism studies. Alongside articles in The Journal of Terrorism Research and Critical Studies on Terrorism, and a book chapter on the spatial and temporal imaginaries of terrorism, working projects include “Creativity, responsibility, and critique: Situating ‘critical’ in graduate military education,” “Teaching peace authentically and ethically—(Im)possibilities?,” and a forthcoming article discussing counterproductive intersections of threat construction and (mis)perceptions of non-belonging in the context of “homegrown terrorism”.

Recent Publications


Fisher, KM. Security, Identity and British Counterterrorism Strategy (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015,



Fisher, KM. “Exploring the temporality in/of British counterterrorism law and lawmaking” (5 April 2013, Critical Studies on Terrorism, Volume 6, No. 1, pp. 50-72)

Fisher, KM. “Terrorist threat construction and the transition to permanent British counterterrorism law” (The Journal of Terrorism Research, Law Special Issue: Volume 2, Issue 3, November 2011)



Fisher, KM. “Political Violence and Terrorism against Major International Sporting Events: A Chronology and Consideration of Mitigation Strategies” (Report commissioned by the International Centre for Sport Security (ICSS); advisors Dr Mark Currie and Professor Richard English (Handa Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence (HCSTPV), January 2013, pp. 1-52)



Fisher, KM. “Disrupting the “conditional selfhood” of threat construction”, in A Space for Time: Essays on Time, Temporality and Global Politics, edited by Andrew Hom, Christopher McIntosh, Alasdair McKay and Liam Stockdale, E-International Relations Publishing, Bristol 2016 (forthcoming).

Fisher, KM. Spatial and temporal imaginaries in the securitization of terrorism (In Critical Perspectives on Counter-Terrorism, edited by Lee Jarvis and Michael Lister, Routledge, 2015 ( 

Fisher, KM. “Exploring the temporality in/of British counterterrorism law and lawmaking” (In Terrorism and Peace and Conflict Studies: Investigating the Crossroad, edited by Harmonie Toros and Yannis Tellidis, Routledge, June 2014,



Fisher, KM. “Relationalism: Reflecting on One “How” of Navigating Substance and Process in IR” (25 May 2013, e-International Relations,



Fisher, KM. “Elena Coda and Ben Lawton (Eds.), Re-Visioning Terrorism: A Humanistic Perspective (Purdue University Press, 2016) (review in progress, forthcoming 2016)

Fisher, KM. “Richard Jackson, Lee Jarvis, Jeroen Gunning and Marie Breen Smyth, Terrorism: A Critical Introduction (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011, 332 pp., £22.79, pbk).” (Millennium Journal of International Studies, January 2012, 40 (2), pp. 408-410.)

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