Hello and welcome to my website! 

I am currently lecturer at the University of Washington in the Jackson School of International Studies where I teach cybersecurity policy related courses. I am also the co-lead of the Jackson School’s cybersecurity initiative. I also hold an affiliation with the Technology and Social Change Group in the UW’s Information School.

My current research focuses on cybersecurity issues, particularly non-state actors and international security. My past research explored political mobilization emerging from highly populated online communities and focused on actors such as Anonymous and other hacktivists, the Pirate Parties, and digital pirates. I wrote a book called Expect Us: Online Communities and Political Mobilization. Expect Us is published with Oxford University Press in the Digital Politics series. The book is based on my dissertation, which won an award in 2012 from the Association of Internet Researchers.

Feel free to contact me at jlbeyer [at] gmail dot com. You can also find me on Twitter @jlbeyer.