hello. i am a political scientist with trans-disciplinary expertise on (world) political violence, political aesthetics, political design, and social critique.
Jonathan Luke Austin is Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) of International Relations at the University of Copenhagen. He is also Director of the Centre for Advanced Security Theory (CAST) at the University of Copenhagen, and Principal Investigator for the Future of Humanitarian Design research project. Austin’s research agenda is currently orientated around four main axes: 1) the comparative and microsociological study of political violence, 2) the relationships between technology, design theory and world politics, 3) the political status of aesthetics, and 4) the contemporary state of scientific critique. Alongside these foci, Austin possesses a decade of research and field experience in the Middle East (Syria, Lebanon, Iraq) and regularly consults for NGOs and the media on current events.
Israeli Checkpoint, Palestine
Road to Kirkuk, Iraq
Yarmouk, Damascus, Syria
Virunga National Park, Democratic Republic of the Congo