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Gareth Mott

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer

School of Social Sciences

Staff Group(s)
Politics and International Relations


Gareth is a Lecturer in the Department of Politics and International Relations. He is the module leader for the modules ‘International Security’ and ‘Change and World Order'. He is the co-Course Leader for the Online MA International Relations.

Career overview

Gareth read for a BA in International Relations and Modern History at the University of East Anglia. He completed his MA in International Security at the same university.

His submitted scholarship-funded thesis, entitled A Critical Reflection on the Construction of the Cyberterrorist Threat in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is the first comprehensive mapping of the manner in which the threat of cyberterrorism has been ‘securitised’ in the UK.

Research areas

Gareth's primary research areas include:

  • Cyber Security
  • Critical Security Studies
  • Critical Terrorism Studies.

He is particularly interested in the discourse of cyber threat, and the implications of novel software and technologies, including the Blockchain and BitTorrent protocols, and has published in these areas.


Mott, Gareth. (2018) “A Storm on the Horizon? ‘Twister’ and the Implications of the Blockchain and Peer-to-Peer Social Networks for Online Violent Extremism”. Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, (passed peer review and editing; pending imminent publication)

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Press expertise

  • History
  • International relations
  • Internet / Online
  • Politics
  • Society
  • Technology
  • Terrorism

Course(s) I teach on

  • Crowd holding flag
    Undergraduate | Full-time / Sandwich | 2019

  • Various country flags
    Undergraduate | Full-time | 2019

  • Political words
    Undergraduate | Full-time | 2019