Political Science, Peace and Conflict Studies
Main research areas
- Cyberwarfare and War theories
- IR theory
- Critical Theory
- Israel-Palestine and Middle East Politics
- War and Technology
- Virtual Representations and Simulations of War
- Digital Culture
- Hacktivism and Digital Rights
- Artificial Intelligence
Fabio Cristiano's main research interest evolves around debates on cyberwar and security. In his doctoral thesis, Fabio delineates an ontology of cyberwar that, transcending pure securitarian concerns, looks at the political subjectivities that are constructed through this specific context of war. Rooted in IR, conflict studies, and critical security, his research speaks to debates on virtuality/reality and unity/multiplicity in political thought.
Fabio Cristiano convenes and teaches courses at the Department of Political Science, Peace & Conflict Studies, BIDS - Interdisciplinary BA in Development Studies, Graduate School of Social Science, and Center for Educational Development.
- Cristiano, F. (2019). “Internet Access as Human Right: A Dystopian Critique from the Occupied Palestinian Territory". Book chapter in Blouin-Genest G. et al. (2018, eds.), Human Rights as Battlefields, pp. 249-268. Basingtoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
- Cristiano, F. (2018). "From Simulations to Simulacra of War: Game Scenarios in Cyberwar Excercises", Journal of War and Culture Studies, 11(1) pp. 22-37.
- Cristiano, F. (2018). "Bodies of Cyberwar: Violence and Knowledge Beyond Corporeality". Book chapter in Rivas A. and Browne B. (2018, eds.), Researching Violence, pp. 145-160. Bristol: Policy Press.
- Cristiano, F. (2017). "Along the Lines of the Occupation: Playing at Diminished Reality in East Jerusalem", Conflict and Society, 3(1) pp. 130-143. Co-authored with Emilio Distretti.
- Cristiano, F. (2015). "Towards agonistic peacebuilding? Exploring the antagonism-agonism nexus in the Middle East peace process", Third World Quarterly, 36(9) pp.1736-1753. Co-authored with Karin Aggestam and Lisa Strömbom.
Fabio Cristiano holds a master degree in Conflict Resolution and Governance from the University of Amsterdam. Prior to this, he received a master in International Development Administration from Leiden University and a bachelor degree in Political Science from the University "L'Orientale" in Naples. In 2005, he also spent one semester at the University Paris-Est.