BA, MEd, PhD
Anfinson’s multidisciplinary research involves understanding how technological advances in communication have aided the acceleration of violent non-state actors. He received his doctorate from the University of Hong Kong. His research is published in Critical Studies on Terrorism and is forthcoming in Terrorism and Political Violence and a book chapter on the occupation of space and the usage of signage within non-violent forms of resistance. He is also a peer review editor and is co-authoring an upcoming book that presents case-studies of individuals that hold prominent roles within the Islamic State organization. He has over a decade of international experience from teaching and research positions in Asia, the Middle East, Europe, and the United States. Additionally, he is an award-winning reportage photographer published in The Guardian, The Financial Times, and PDN Magazine.
Cousins’ research is centered on the process of law enforcement militarization as a response to the security challenges posed by transnational organized crime, with a focus on Latin America. He recently submitted his dissertation for a Masters of Research in the School of Politics and International Relations at the University of Nottingham. He is currently a research assistant at the University of Nottingham and an intern at a NATO accredited think-tank, the Centre of Excellence for Defence against Terrorism. He has a first-class degree in History and Politics from the University of Nottingham, and has previous experience working with Amnesty International.