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)



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

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