Adam McCauley

Adam McCauley is currently a doctoral candidate in International Relations at the University of Oxford.

McCauley also holds a Stipendiary Lectureship in Politics (Brasenose College @ Oxford) and serves as a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Defense and International Affairs at the Royal Military College at Sandhurst (United Kingdom).



As a writer, photographer, and videographer, I spent years reported on stories of resilience, resistance, and reconciliation. This journalistic work focused on individuals and how they dealt with uncertainty. Whether the topic was poverty, development, climate change, or conflict, I looked for compelling personal narratives as entry points.

My academic work focuses on political violence, and specifically insurgencies, and how organizational features of these groups inform wider patterns of success, survival, and influence dynamics of intra-state conflict. With colleagues, I manage the Adaptability, Ideology, and Rebellion (AIR) data project.