Edwin Daniel Jacob was born in 1982 and grew up in Bordentown, New Jersey, the hometown of Thomas Paine. Jacob is a PhD (ABD) of Global Affairs at Rutgers University, where he earned a master's degree in global affairs (human security) and a bachelor's degree in history and political science. He serves as the New Media Coordinator at the Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights. An interdisciplinary background in political theory, international relations, and history informs his focus on American homeland security and foreign policy. Jacob has published various works in both popular and scholastic forms, including book reviews with New Political Science, Critical Studies on Terrorism, and Critical Sociology; book chapters with Open Court Publishing, Palgrave MacMillan, and Wiley-Blackwell; and several online scholarly magazines. Jacob’s research on intervention, drones, and critical security studies has been presented at conferences, invited talks, and guest lectures.