Jacob, Edwin Daniel

Area of Study: 
Modern Political Philosophy; Security Studies; Terrorism Studies
Proposed Dissertation Topic: 

Meditations on the Abyss: US Security, the “War on Terror,” and the Rise of ISIS

Edwin Daniel Jacob is a doctoral candidate of Global Affairs at Rutgers University. He serves as the New Media Coordinator at the Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights. An interdisciplinary background in political theory, international relations, and history informs his focus on American homeland security and foreign policy. Jacob has published various works in both popular and scholastic forms, including book reviews with New Political Science, Critical Studies on Terrorism, and Critical Sociology; book chapters with Open Court Publishing, Palgrave MacMillan, and Wiley-Blackwell; and several online scholarly magazines. Jacob’s research on intervention, drones, and critical security studies has been presented at conferences, invited talks, and guest lectures. His edited collection on security, Rethinking Security in the Twenty-First Century (Palgrave MacMillan, 2016), is in press.

Research Activities (since 2015)
Edited Works

  1. Rethinking Security in the Twenty First Century (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016)

Peer-Reviewed Articles

  1. “Conformity of Conceit: Forty Years of American Foreign Policy in the Persian Gulf,” Global Voices: A Journal for Civic Engagement  (forthcoming)

Book Chapters

  1. “Cognitive Dissonance,” in The Encyclopedia of Social Theory, ed. Bryan S. Turner (Hoboken: Wiley-Blackwell, forthcoming)
  2. “Security Matters: Reflections on the Power of Prudence,” in Rethinking Security in the Twenty-First Century, ed. Edwin Daniel Jacob (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016)
  3. “Sovereignty and Security: 9/11, the Arab Spring, and ISIS,” in Rethinking Security in the Twenty First Century, ed. Edwin Daniel Jacob (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016)
  4. “Killing at a Distance,” in Homeland and Philosophy, ed. Robert Arp (Chicago: Open Court Publishing, 2014), 109-116

Book Reviews

  1. “The Tea Party and the Remaking of Republican Conservatism by Theda Skocpol and Vanessa Williamson,” Critical Sociology 42, no. 6 (2016): 925-927
  2. Rendition to Torture by Alan W. Clarke,” New Political Science 38, no. 2 (2016): 285-287
  3. “Modernity and Terrorism: From Anti-Modernity to Modern Global Terror by Milan Zafirovski and Daniel G. Rodeheaver,” Critical Studies on Terrorism 8, no. 3 (2015): 544-546
  4. “The Metaphysics of Terror by Rasmus Ugilt,” New Political Science 37, no. 2 (2015): 286-289




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