Dr Tim Aistrope

Senior Lecturer in International Relations,
Director of Graduate Studies (Taught)
+44 (0)1227 816209
Dr Tim Aistrope


Tim Aistrope is a Senior Lecturer in International Relations. His research explores the relationship between political culture and world politics, including its aesthetic and embodied dimensions, and the role of imagination. These themes are drawn together in Conspiracy Theory and American Foreign Policy (MUP 2016, 2020), which analyses the relationship between secrecy, power and interpretation after 9/11. His research has also been published in leading journals, including International Studies Quarterly, International Affairs, European Journal of International Relations, and Security Dialogue.

Research interests

  • IR Theory
  • Security Studies
  • US & Australian foreign policy
  • International ethics
  • Cyber security    





Tim will consider PhD applications in the areas of IR theory and Security Studies, with a particular interest in projects on post-truth politics, popular culture, the body/embodiment, aesthetics, and the imagination.

Current PhD students

  •  Ugo Gaudino - Securitisation and Translation


  • International Studies Association
  • British International Studies Association    
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