Stephane Baele

Stephane Baele

Senior Lecturer in International Relations

University of Exeter

Dr Stephane Baele (ExId Project Lead) is Senior Lecturer at the Department of Politics, University of Exeter. His multidisciplinary and multi-methods research on violent political actors’ language and communications has been published by journals such as Political Psychology, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Journal of Language & Social Psychology, Journal of Global Security Studies, Studies in Conflict & Terrorism, or Terrorism & Political Violence, among others. A recipient of 2 CREST awards (for research on ISIS communications then on the far-right “chan” forums), Stephane recently edited the volume “ISIS Propaganda: A Full-Spectrum Extremist Message” (with T. Coan and K. Boyd) at Oxford University Press. Dr Baele regularly engages with a range of security and law enforcement agencies.


  • Political violence
  • Language
  • Extremist communications
  • International relations
  • Terrorism


  • PhD in Political Science, 2013

    University of Namur (Académie Universitaire Louvain)