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Dr Alex Gould

Dr Alex Gould

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Lecturer in the Future of Conflict

Research subject areas

  • International relations
  • Policy

Contact details


Alex became Lecturer in the Future of Conflict in the Defence Studies Department in September 2018, having previously been a Teaching Fellow and Graduate Teaching Assistant in the School of Security Studies at King’s. Prior to this, he completed his BA in International Relations at Durham University, before moving to King's to take his MA in War Studies and PhD in Political Sociology. His doctoral project ‘Offshore Assemblages: Private Security and the Politics of Maritime Space’, sought to explore the relational politics of (private) policing at sea.

Alex has taught on courses across the School of Security Studies and UK Defence Academy, and is the programme leader for the Department’s online MA in International Affairs. 


Research Interests

Alex’s research uses interdisciplinary theoretical platforms to examine how different forms of practice, knowledge and authority coalesce in sets of fields and institutions in global politics and security.

Alex has written on (maritime) private policing, military-technical development and global shipping; more general interests include ocean governance and maritime geography, public-private security assemblages, risk and epistemology and international political theory.



Dr Alex Gould PURE Profile


PhD Supervision

Alex will consider PhD applicants in any of his research areas.