- US foreign policy
- Terrorism and counterterrorism
- Cyberspace and cyber conflict
- The War on Terror
- American empire
Current PhD Students
Dr Chris Fuller completed his degree in History at Cardiff University in 2000, before progressing to complete a PGCE in History and teaching A-level History and Ancient History for seven years. He then moved into outreach work for the University of Southampton, where he created the Learn with US programme, which focuses upon the development of skills to aid sixth formers make the transition to higher education, in particular through supporting schools and colleges in the delivery of the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ). He completed his Masters and PhD part-time alongside this role, and joined Southampton’s History department as a lecturer in 2014 upon completion of his doctorate, but maintains a keen interest in working with schools and colleges.
Since being a member of the department, Dr Fuller has served as the Head of Admissions, recreating the Re-sourcing History programme, as well as developing numerous new modules at undergraduate and masters level focused upon contemporary history and security themes. He has also developed close links between the History department and the university’s Web Science programme, supervising three PhD students from this field. In addition, he has established a joint scholarship with the Imperial War Museum, exploring digital resources related to the ISIS terrorist organisation and British military engagements in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, and Libya.
Dr Fuller’s research and publications focus upon contemporary security and technology issues, from counterterrorism methods to drone warfare, to conflict in cyberspace. In addition, he has featured in numerous documentaries, and provided policy guidance to organisations such as the United Nations and US Congress.