Staff Research Interests

Our staff have a wide range of research interests across politics, international relations, philosophy and religion.

In 2014 my book Security, Technology and Global Politics: Thinking with Virilio was published. The book examines the work of Paul Virilio, a French urbanist and philosopher who has written since the 1970s on war, security, cities and politics: http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415576048/

My current research projects are:

Cyberwar/Cybersecurity. I am currently writing a book on new perspectives on cyberwar with Dr Daniel Prince.

Apocalyptic International Politics: Six questions on Paul Virilio and the future of Security and War. I am currently working on this book project based on a course I teach in the department, The Politics of GlobaL Danger.

'Event Management': new technologies and urban conflict in Dhaka. This project examines the new terrains of policing and protest in Bangladesh. The project is based primarily on interviews and fieldwork in Dhaka. The first fieldwork trip took place in January 2014.

Science fiction and the Future of war and security. This project explores how science fiction can help us understand emerging ethical, political, technological and strategic challenges in war and security.

I am theme lead for Security Futures: Security Futures is an interdisciplinary space to examine the ethical, economic, legal and technical implications of new technologies - to identify new areas of research and to examine the optimism or fear in debates over emerging trends and moral panics about new technologies.

I am the lead editor in the Routledge book series, Conflict, Security and Technology: http://www.routledge.com/books/series/CST/

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