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Dr. Tim Stevens

Lecturer in Global Security

Dr Tim StevensRoom: K7.17

Department of War Studies

School of Security Studies

King’s College London


London WC2R 2LS






Contact Details


Tel: 020 7848 7588 

Twitter: @tcstvns 

Office hours: Fridays 13.00-15.00


I joined the department as Lecturer in Global Security in September 2016, having previously taught at King’s College London and Royal Holloway University of London.

I hold a BA in Archaeology from University College London, and an MA, MRes and PhD in War Studies from King’s College London. In 2013, I was elected Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. I am also Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

My research looks critically at global security practices,with specific interests in cybersecurity and space security. I have also written on time and temporality in International Relations theory, most recently in a monograph, Cyber Security and the Politics of Time (Cambridge University Press, 2016).

Research Interests

My research interests include:

  • cybersecurity and cyberwar
  • space security
  • global governance
  • time and temporality
  • international political sociology
  • science and technology studies

My latest book is Cyber Security and the Politics of Time (Cambridge University Press, 2016). 

My latest publication is Exeunt omnes? Survival, pessimism and time in the work of John H. Herz, published in Millennium: Journal of International Studies (2018)

A full list of research outputs and activities can be found here.


I teach on the following modules:

  • 6SSW3007 Cybersecurity: Politics, Policy and Practice
  • 7SSWM132 Cybersecurity: Comparative Policy and Strategy
  • 7SSWM134 Technology, Security and Global Politics
  • 7SSWM142 Intelligence in Peace and War
Expertise and Public Engagement

I comment often on cybersecurity and related issues for a range of media outlets (TV, radio, print, online), including BBC, Channel 4, ITN, Sky, Al Jazeera, Reuters, Bloomberg, The Guardian, The Independent, Sunday Times, Wall Street Journal, Daily Telegraph, Newsweek and many others. Please direct media enquiries to KCL Public Relations Office.

Twitter: @tcstvns

PhD Supervision

Dr Stevens is happy to supervise PhD students in the following research areas:

  • Cybersecurity and cyberwar
  • Politics and technology
  • Space security
  • Critical war/security studies
Current Students
  • Carol Bernard, Information Sharing Initiatives between UK Government and Industry
  • Craig Jarvis, US Conflicts over Digital Cryptography, 1973-2018
  • Lilly Muller, Cyber Risk and Resilience; Learning from Commercial Incident Management
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