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Lecturer in International Relations

School of Politics and Social Sciences, 

University of Glasgow

Visiting Research Fellow

University of Reading

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Working at the intersection of critical security studies, historical international relations, defence studies, andglobal health, Malte‘s research examines the relationship between violence and modernity.


Malte holds a PhD in International Relations from the University of Reading. With expertise in the history of war, mercenaries, remote warfare, Professional Military Education, and the medicalization of violence, Malte's research has appeared in various peer-review journals including Journal of Global Security StudiesCritical Public HealthAlternatives: Global, Local PoliticalGlobalizationsDefence StudiesSmall Wars & Insurgencies and in several scholarly volumes. Malte is also the series editor of Routledge Private Security Studies and Sandhurst Trends in International Conflict.


Malte’s PhD research was funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). Before coming to Glasgow in 2022, Malte was a senior lecturer at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and holds a Fellowship of the UK Research & Innovation Talent Peer Review College. He has practical experience in supporting military exercises, advising on military doctrine, and contributing to defence engagement activities of the MOD in conflict-affected societies.


Aside from academia, Malte enjoys cooking, travelling, yoga, Paul Klee paintings and all things Sci-Fi.

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