Dr. Fabio Cristiano

Universitair docent
Geschiedenis van de internationale betrekkingen

Dr. Fabio Cristiano is Assistant Professor in Conflict Studies. He is a critical security scholar whose research explores the making of international conflict in/through cyberspace, focusing primarily on questions related to automation and non-human agency (AI); violence; socio-technical knowledge production; sovereignty/territoriality; and digital rights. He has published widely on these topics, as well as on the broader relationship between conflict and computation. He holds a PhD in Political Science from Lund University (Sweden), where he wrote a dissertation on the politics of cyber conflict in Palestine based on extensive fieldwork in the region. Prior to joining Utrecht University, he was a postdoctoral researcher and lecturer at the Institute of Security and Global Affairs at Leiden University. He is an Associate Fellow of The Hague Program on International Cybersecurity and the lead editor of Artificial Intelligence and International Conflict in Cyberspace (Routledge, 2023) and Hybridity, Conflict, and the Global Politics of Cybersecurity (Rowman & Littlefield, 2023).