Jonathan Luke Austin is Lead Researcher for the Violence Prevention (VIPRE) Initiative, Geneva and a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Centre on Conflict, Development and Peacebuilding (CCDP) of the Graduate Institute, Geneva. Austin’s research is situated at the intersections of international political sociology, social theory, security studies, and political theory. In particular, his research has involved the ethnographic interviewing of Syrian perpetrators of torture, as well as members of islamist ‘terrorist’ organisations, and focuses broadly on political violence (prevention), social theory, and the role of aesthetics, literature and art in world politics. Austin is also on the executive committee of the Science, Technology, and Art in International Relations (STAIR) of the International Studies Association and on the editorial team of Contexto Internacional: Journal of Global Connections at PUC-Rio. His research has been published in European Journal of International Relations, International Political Sociology, Security Dialogue, and elsewhere.