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Assistant Professor

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Faculty of Social Sciences

De Boelelaan 1105

1081 HV Amsterdam



I am an Assistant Professor in International Relations and International Security. Broadly, my research sits in the intersection of International Relations, critical security studies and Science and Technology Studies, and focuses on the design, development, and global circulation of (new) security technologies and weapons. I am specifically interested in the relationship between the development of security technology/weaponry and perspectives of militarism and the politics of risk. 

I have recently been awarded a VENI grant from The Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) to study the politics of engineering lethal autonomous weapon systems and the way in which artificial intelligence and robotics are reshaping war. 

Travaux sélectionnés


Gender, Ethics and Critique in Researching Security and Secrecy

Hoijtink, M., 2019, (Accepted/In press) Secrecy and Methodology in Critical Security Research. Routledge


How (not) to talk about technology: International Relations and the question of agency

Leese, M. & Hoijtink, M., 2019, (Accepted/In press) Technology and Agency in International Relations. Routledge


Technology, agency, critique: An interview with Claudia Aradau

Aradau, C., Hoijtink, M. & Leese, M., 2019, (Accepted/In press) Technology and Agency in International Relations. Routledge


Technology and Agency in International Relations

Hoijtink, M. & Leese, M., 2019, (Accepted/In press) Routledge



Governing in the space of the "Seam": Airport security after the liquid bomb plot

Hoijtink, M., Sep 2017, In : International Political Sociology. 11, 3, p. 308–326


Introduction: Security/Mobility and the politics of movement

Hoijtink, M., 2017, Security/Mobility: Politics of movement. Leese, M. & Wittendorp, S. (eds.). Manchester: Manchester University Press, p. 1 13 p.



Securing the European ‘Homeland’: Profit, Risk, Authority

Hoijtink, M., 2016



Performativity and the Project: Enacting Urban Transport Security in Europe

Hoijtink, M., 2015, In : Critical Studies on Terrorism. 8, 1, p. 130-146



Capitalizing on Emergence: The ‘New’ Civil Security Market in Europe

Hoijtink, M., 2014, In : Security Dialogue. 45, 5, p. 458-475


Performing Preemption

de Goede, M., Simon, S. & Hoijtink, M., 2014, In : Security Dialogue. 45, 5


Risk, Commerce, Authority: Toward a Critique of the Politics of Possibility [Review of: L. Amoore (2013) The Politics of Possibility. Risk and Security Beyond Probability]

Hoijtink, M., 2014, In : Krisis. 2, p. 53-55