Dr Anna Cornelia Beyer

Senior Lecturer and Deputy Director for the Centre for Security Studies

Faculty of Business, Law and Politics


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Dr Beyer has researched terrorism, counter-terrorism and security issues since 2001, resulting in a number of monographs, including Violent Globalisms: Conflict in Response to Empire, Counterterrorism and International Power Relations and Inequality and Violence: A Re-Appraisal of Man, the State and War. Since 2010, she has also been carrying out interdisciplinary research on political psychology, as applied to international relations. This research culminated in a monograph entitled International Political Psychology (Palgrave 2017).

More information is available at www.corneliabeyer.net.


Research Interests

  • International relations theory
  • Psychology (international political psychology)
  • Security studies
  • Peace studies

Research groups

  • Centre of Security Studies
  • Centre for Middle Eastern Studies


Beyer A C, International Political Psychology. Explorations into a New Discipline, Palgrave (2017)

Beyer A C, Prof Kenneth Waltz’s Life and Thought: An Interview, Lulu (2015)

Beyer A C, Inequality and Violence. A Re-appraisal of Man, the State and War, Ashgate (2014)

Beyer A C, Counterterrorism and International Power Relations: The EU and ASEAN in Hegemonic Global Governance, IB Tauris/Macmillan (2010)

Beyer A C, Violent Globalisms – Conflict in Response to Empire, Ashgate (2008)

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Programmes taught on (2019)

Modules list

  • New Terrorism and How to Counter it
  • War and Politics since 1900
  • Power and the State in International Polit

Research PhDs

Dr. Beyer welcomes enquiries from prospective PhD students interested in working in international political psychology, as well as the above mentioned research specialisms.

Completed PhDs

  • Dr Carl Turner

Current PhD supervisions

  • Amobire Akolgah

Professional highlights

Academic qualifications

  • Vordiplom (equ. BA, Munich)
  • Diplom (equ. MA, Berlin)
  • PhD (Hull)

Professional highlights

  • Invitation as Visiting scholar, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA (July/Aug 2015)
  • Visiting scholar, Nebrija University, Madrid, Spain (July, 2014)
  • Visiting scholar, University of Leuven, Belgium (July, 2012)
  • Visiting scholar, National University of Singapore, Singapore (Aug/Sept 2006)
  • Fulbright scholar, Syracuse University, New York, USA (Sept 2003 - April 2004)