Politics, Philosophy, and Religious Studies/Associate Director, Security Futures, Lancaster University

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:

'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.

Walter Benjamin and World Politics. Building out of my work on Virilio, this project examines the work of the German philosopher and cultural critic, exploring his relevance to contemporary debates about politics, violence, art and religion.

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/

Experience

  • –present
    Lecturer, Lancaster University