Research Summary

Dr. Lawson's research focuses on the relationships among science, technology, and security. In particular, he focuses on the intersections of national security and military thought with new media, information, and communication technologies (ICTs).


  • Ph.D., Science & Technology Studies, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • M.A., Walsh School of Foreign Service / Arab Studies, Georgetown University
  • B.A., History, California State University, Stanislaus


Dr. Lawson grew up in the Central Valley of California where he attended California State University, Stanislaus for his undergraduate degree. From there, he went on to complete an M.A. in Arab Studies at the Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. He spent a year working as a national security analyst at a large defense contractor in northern Virginia before completing his Ph.D. in Science & Technology Studies at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY.

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