Dr Tim Aistrope

Postdoctoral Fellow
School of Engineering and Information Technology
+61 2 6268 86177


Bldg 28. Room 101


Tim Aistrope is Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Australian Centre for Cyber Security and the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. He completed his doctoral research at the University of Queensland and lectured there on terrorism and insurgency, global security, and International Relations theory. His research focuses on post-truth politics, asymmetric warfare, cyber security, and the implications of new media technologies for war and peace. These themes are drawn together in a recent book, Conspiracy Theory and American Foreign Policy, published in 2016 by Manchester University Press. His postdoctoral project builds on this research trajectory by exploring the intersection of cyber security, post-truth politics, and political warfare.






Aistrope T, 2016, Conspiracy Theory and American Foreign Policy, Oxford University Press

Journal articles

Aistrope T, 2018, 'Narrative and National Security Policy', Discover Society

Aistrope T; Gifkins J; Taylor NAJ, 2018, 'The Responsibility to Protect and the Question of Attribution', Global Change, Peace & Security, vol. 30, pp. 1 - 15, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14781158.2018.1430026

Aistrope TG; Bleiker R, 2018, 'Conspiracy and Foreign Policy', Security Dialogue, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0967010617748305

Aistrope TG, 2017, 'Symposium: Conspiracy Theory and American Foreign Policy', Global Discourse / Global Discourse: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Current Affairs and Applied Contemporary Thought, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/23269995.2017.1285621

Aistrope T, 2016, 'The Muslim paranoia narrative in counter-radicalisation policy', Critical Studies on Terrorism, vol. 9, pp. 182 - 204, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17539153.2016.1175272

Aistrope T, 2016, 'Social media and counterterrorism strategy', Australian Journal of International Affairs, vol. 70, pp. 121 - 138, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10357718.2015.1113230

Aistrope T, 2013, 'Conspiracy discourse and the Occupy Movement', Global Change, Peace & Security, vol. 25, pp. 113 - 118, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14781158.2013.758092

Aistrope T; doi:10.1111/j.1478-9302.2010.00211_2.x , 2010, 'Spies, Lies and the War on Terror. Political Studies Review, 8 2: 242-243.', Spies, Lies and the War on Terror. Political Studies Review, 8 2: 242-243.