Craig Jones is a PhD candidate in the Department of Geography at the University of British Columbia. He is currently working on his first book, The War Lawyers, which is about the role that military lawyers play in the conduct and outcome of lethal targeting operations carried out by the US and Israel in Afghanistan, Iraq and Palestine.

From September 2016 onward Craig’s postdoctoral research program, ‘Precarious journeys: injury, care and war in the Middle East’, will investigate access to treatment for the sick and injured in a region where medical and healthcare infrastructures have been destroyed by military and paramilitary violence. It focuses on two conflicts that have increasingly become one – the current wars in Syria and Iraq – and traces the systems of casualty evacuation and medical care that have emerged across the borders in Lebanon and Jordan

Craig blogs about his research at and his teaching at He is looking for a tenure-track job.



Jones, C. In press. Travelling law: Targeted killing, lawfare and the deconstruction of the battlefield. In A Lubin and M Kraidy (Eds.) American Studies Encounters the Middle East. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press.

Jones, C. 2016. Lawfare and the juridification of late modern war, Progress in Human Geography, 40 no. 2 221-239 (available here)

Jones C. 2015 “Frames of law: Targeting advice and operational law in the Israeli military” Environment & Planning D: Society & Space, 33 (4): 1-21: 676-696 (available here)

Jones C. and Smith, M. 2015. War/law/space: Notes toward a legal geography of war, Environment & Planning D: Society & Space, vol. 33 (4): 581-591 (available here)