Mauro Lubrano is a PhD Candidate at the Handa Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence (CSTPV) and an academic tutor for undergraduate students at the University of St Andrews, School of International Relations. His research project investigates the processes of strategic innovation in terrorist organisations and seeks to understand the ‘why’ and ‘how’ of the changes in the strategies that terrorists adopt. He is also interested in the relationship between technology and terrorists’ decision-making, anti-technology extremism, and insurrectionary anarchism. His works have been published in Terrorism and Political Violence and he is currently working on a book on the anti-technology movement which is due in 2024.
Before his PhD studies, he was a Research Assistant at the Center for Global Security Research at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (CGSR-LLNL) as well as at the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF) and interned at the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START). He holds an M.A. in Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (USA) and an M.A. in Peace and Conflict Research from the Goethe University of Frankfurt am Main (Germany). Mauro is fluent in English, German, and Italian and conversational in Spanish.