Adam B. Lerner


Thanks for visiting my site! I am Dr. Adam B. Lerner, an Assistant Professor (permanent Lecturer) in International Relations at Royal Holloway, University of London. I am also the Deputy Director of Royal Holloway's Centre for International Security (RHISC).

I previously served as a Public Scholar of the American Political Science Association (APSA), a Cambridge Trust Scholar, a Henry Luce Scholar, Editor-in-Chief of the Cambridge Review of International Affairs, and a reporter at Politico and the Caravan. Beyond these venues, my journalistic writing (see the 'Journalism' tab) has appeared in the New York Times, the Pacific Standard, Politico Magazine, The Print, and Himal Southasian, among other outlets.

My book From the Ashes of History: Collective Trauma and the Making of International Politics is under contract and forthcoming with Oxford University Press (eta March 2022). My refereed articles have appeared in Perspectives on Politics, International Theory, European Journal of International Relations, International Studies Review, Journal of Contemporary Asia, International History Review, Cambridge Review of International Affairs, Critical Review and Economic & Political Weekly. I am the recipient of the 2018 Northedge Prize and the 2018 Emanuel Miller Prize.

I defended my PhD thesis, entitled "From the Ashes of History: Trauma, National Identity and State-Building in India and Israel," in the fall of 2019. Besides trauma in international theory, the international political implications of national identity, and Indian and Israeli political history, I am also currently working on projects on international reparations and reconciliation.

For more information on my work, click the 'Research' tab above or send me a message via the email addresses offered in the 'Contact' tab. Also, feel free to tweet at me (@adamblerner)!