Joshua Rieser

Joshua Rieser

  • jrieser at bournemouth dot ac dot uk
  • PGR
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Joshua Rieser is an associate lecturer and doctoral researcher in history and law. His research predominantly focuses on Cold War intelligence history. His specialisation is in British foreign policy, diplomacy and Southeast Asian affairs. Alongside his research, Joshua is the unit lead for the Law and Government module and teaches on the European Histories (1800-2000) and Human Rights units.


Joshua is currently in the process of writing up a joint journal article on zonal foreign policy and British decolonisation practices in Anglophile Adjacent Territories. Working title -

Zonal understanding: The UK, intelligence gathering, and the rules of engagement in the post-colonial Global South


  • Bowden, M. and Rieser, J., 2019. The German naval menace: the relationship between the press and diplomacy in the Dreadnought Era 1904-1914, an era of misperception? Master's Thesis. Bournemouth University, Faculty of Media and Communication.

Profile of Teaching UG

  • Unit Lead - Law and Government
  • European Histories (1800-2000)
  • Understanding Contemporary Britain
  • Human Rights

Conference Presentations

  • Centre for Imperial and Post Colonial Studies, Propaganda in Suharto's Indonesia (1960-1968), 15 Jul 2022, University of Southampton


  • Master of Research (MRes) in History (Bournemouth University, 2020)
  • BA (Hons) in History (Bournemouth University, 2018)