Christian Bueger is Reader in International Relations in the Department of Politics and International Relations, Cardiff University. He worked as a Leverhulme Fellow at the Greenwich Maritime Institute, London (2011) and a research fellow at the Institute for Development and Peace, Duisburg, Germany (2010). He obtained his PhD in Political and Social Sciences from the European University Institute, Florence, Italy (2010). Prior he graduated as a Diplom-Politologe from the Goethe University Frankfurt am Main, Germany, and worked at the Institute for Social Research, Frankfurt am Main and the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt.He has held several visiting fellow positions, including at the University College London (UCL), Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy (2015), the Centre for International Law, National University of Singapore (2015), Institute for Political Science, Copenhagen University (2014), Centre for Advanced Security Theory (CAST), University of Copenhagen (2013).
His fields of research are International Relations, Security Studies, and Maritime Security Governance. He is currently the principal investigator of the research project SAFE SEAS. A Study of Maritime Security Capacity Building in the Western Indian Ocean funded by the Sustainable Development Programme of the British Academy. From 2013 to 2016 he was the principal investigator of the project “Counter-Piracy Governance – A Praxiographic Analysis” funded by the UK’s Economic and Social Research Council titled. He is also one of the lead investigators of the Lessons Learned Consortium of the Contact Group on Piracy off the Coast of Somalia. He is an associate editor of the European Journal of International Security (Cambridge UP). He is a member of the Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime Expert Network and a Honorary Fellow of the University of Seychelles. He has published over 70 articles and book chapters which have appeared in journals such as Contemporary Security Policy, European Political Science Review, Global Policy, International Political Sociology, International Studies Quarterly or Third World Quarterly.