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 interest focusses on how terrorist organisations evolve and change their objectives and strategies over time. He is also interested in the relationship between terrorism and technology, left-wing and insurrectionary anarchist terrorism, and terrorists’ international connections – especially during the Cold War.
Before his PhD studies, he was a Research Assistant at the Center for Global Security Research at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (CGSR-LLNL), 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.