• KY16 9AL

    United Kingdom

Accepting Postgraduate Research Students

PhD projects

Dr Argomaniz is willing to supervise students working on:

Terrorism and Political Violence
International Organisations
European Security

Personal profile

Research overview

Javier Argomaniz is a Senior Lecturer at the University of St Andrews Handa Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence (CSTPV), where he has published widely on the subject of state, non-state and civilian responses to political violence. His work has been published in Terrorism and Political ViolenceStudies in Conflict and TerrorismCooperation and ConflictIntelligence and National Security and a number of other peer-reviewed journals. He has co-directed two separate international and multi-disciplinary projects funded by the EU on the needs of victims of terrorism and the role of victims in the prevention of conflict. Argomaniz is the author of Post–9/11 European Union counter-terrorism: Politics, Polity and Policies (Routledge, 2011) and co-editor and contributor to Victims of terrorism. A comparative and Interdisciplinary Study (Routledge, 2014); International Perspectives on Terrorism Victimisation. An Interdisciplinary Approach (Palgrave, 2015), EU Counter-Terrorism and Intelligence: A Critical Assessment (Routledge, 2016) and Victims and Perpetrators of Terrorism. Exploring Identities, Roles and Narratives (Routledge, 2018)

Research interests

Dr Argomaniz primary research interest is terrorism and political violence in Europe. His research has focused on international cooperation against terrorism and, more specifically, how the European Union has responded to transnational threats.

He is also interested in the consequences of political violence, the relationship between victimhood and radicalisation and the social and political framing of victims of political violence.

Lastly, a further specific research interest relates to patterns and trends in political violence and their study through the use of statistical modelling techniques.

Teaching activity


IR5902 Research Methods 

IR5952 Research Methods Online (Tutorials on ‘Describing and Analysing Quantitative data’)

IR4574 Understanding Terrorism


IR5920 International Law and Terrorism

IR5007 Terrorism and Liberal Democracy (Lectures on ‘Counter-terrorism and the European Union’)

IR5003 Regional Security (Lectures on ‘Europe’)

IR3008 International Terrorism (Lectures on ‘Counter-terrorism’ and ‘Terrorism and Liberal Democracy’)

IR5601 Research in International Relations (Lectures on ‘Quantitative and Qualitative Methods’)

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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