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I am interested in working with PhD candidates in the areas of sociology, media studies, mobilities research, science and technology studies and have particular research interests in: mobilities, mobile technology, mobile media science, technology, responsible research and innovation, digital media and online cultures design, art, creativity disaster, crisis, security.
I am available to supervise PhD projects in the areas of: advertising, public relations and branding; consumption and consumer society; media and culture; friendship and sociality; gender and culture; and media and cultural theory.
I am looking to supervise students interested in the intersections between some of the following areas: economic sociology, science and technology studies, non-representational/affect theory, consumption/consumer behaviour, data proliferation/informational mobilities, digital methods, debt/credit/money, and open access publishing.
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I am interested in working with students in any area of gender studies, media studies, cultural studies or visual culture, but I have particular research interests in: embodiment and performance, femininities (including queer and trans femininities), gender and popular culture, digital media and online cultures, and celebrity cultures.
I am happy to collaborate with students who have any of the following research interests: cultural anthropology, digital culture, internet, television, journalism, social media, convergence, media industries, media activism, indigenous media, media policy, social justice movements, digital money, democracy, start-up culture, culture industries, critical theory, neoliberalism, ethnographic methods, experimental field methods, the public sphere, and video and television production.
My main areas of research and supervisory interest are: critical theory and the Frankfurt School (especially Walter Benjamin and Siegfried Kracauer), contemporary social and cultural theory (especially continental theory), visual culture (especially film and photography), metropolitan and urban culture and theory, sociology and literature, autobiography, biography, history and memory, and Holocaust studies.
I am happy to supervise PhD topics such as cultural examinations of news coverage; press and politics surrounding US President Donald Trump; interactions of news, power and control; proximity; memory; geography; and race.
I would be happy to work with students whose projects relate to my areas of interest, including everyday life; mobilities (including tourism, transport, migration, global networks and circulation); theories of practice; consumption; material objects, cultures and networks; and infrastructures and dynamics of energy demand.
I welcome applications for PhD supervision and I am happy to discuss proposals in any of the following areas: the cultural politics of austerity/poverty, welfare policy and change, the welfare state, representations/experiences of social class and/or gender, television, feminist activism and theory, and parenting culture.
I am broadly interested in supervising students on topics related to questions of technology and social change, such as sociology of innovation, online ethnography, data and algorithms, media archaeology, media ecology, media theory, cybernetics, information security, hacking, smart cities, collaborative production, collaborative consumption, history of technology, software studies, technology and social change, engineering cultures, technology and identity, technology non-use, detox, techno-utopianism, and techno-dystopianism.
I am particularly interested in supervising projects that deal with one or more of the following topics: popular music, digital media, remix culture, participatory culture, fan culture, social media, nostalgia, analogue revival culture, amateur culture, and viral media.