Dr Jack Holland
- Position: Associate Professor in International Relations / Security
- Areas of expertise: international relations; international security; (counter-)terrorism; US foreign policy, UK foreign policy, Australian foreign policy; Critical Security Studies; Critical Terrorism Studies
- Email: J.Holland@leeds.ac.uk
- Phone: +44(0)113 343 9913
- Location: 14.09 Social Sciences Building
- Website: DrJackHolland.com | Twitter | Googlescholar
I studied at Cambridge, Birmingham, Warwick and Queensland.
I first worked at Leeds in 2009-2010, as a temporary lecturer, returning in 2016 as Associate Professor. In the interim, I worked as Lecturer and then Senior Lecturer at the University of Surrey, where I was also Subject Leader for Politics. At Leeds, I am Academic Group Leader for International Relations and Security, and Co-Director for the Centre for Secuity Studies.
The ESRC, AHRC, Leverhulme Trust, and EU have funded my research. Amongst other things, this enabled me to spend several months working as a British Research Council Fellow at the US Library of Congress.
- Academic Group Leader for International Relations and Security
I am the author of editor of six books and I have published in journals such as European Jounal of International Relations, International Political Sociology, and Review of International Studies.
- US, UK, and Australian foreign and security policy;
- Critical (primarily constructivist) approaches in security and terrorism;
- the role of language, identity, popular culture, domestic politics, and strategic agency in the foreign policy process.
I’m currently researching:
- Trump' foreign policy;
- Obama's doctrinal legacy;
- The Syrian Civil War;
- The Anglosphere (Five Eyes);
- a range of international security issues.
Many of my publications are solo-authored, but I have also had the pleasure of co-authoring with friends and colleagues, such as Jason Ralph, Matt McDonald, Lee Jarvis, Ty Solomon, Katherine Wright, Rob Saunders, and Sir Mike Aaronson.<h4>Research projects</h4> <p>Any research projects I'm currently working on will be listed below. Our list of all <a href="https://essl.leeds.ac.uk/dir/research-projects">research projects</a> allows you to view and search the full list of projects in the faculty.</p>
- 2010: PhD in Politics and International Relations (Warwick, ESRC funded)
- 2007: MA Political Science Research Methods (Birmingham, ESRC funded) - Distinction
- 2005: BA Geography (Cambridge) - First with University and College Prizes
- Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching (Surrey)
I believe universities provide a fundamental democratic function, helping to develop informed, engaged, and critical citizens.
I have been awarded two teaching prizes:
- the British International Studies Association-Higher Education Academy Award for Excellence in Teaching International Studies;
- the Vice-Chancellor’s Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence at the University of Surrey.
I have published pedagogical research, including:
- a textbook on security;
- two journal articles on visual literacy.
Research groups and institutes
- Centre for Security Studies