I specialise in the critical analyses of gender, race and technology in media, popular culture and everyday life. I am currently exploring the politics of digital and technological refusal, especially as they relate to everyday practices in consumer, popular and social media culture. With recently funded projects (including a British Academy/Leverhulme grant) in digital culture, I am in the process of writing a co-authored book (with Dr. Adi Kuntsman) on digital disengagement, for the Critical Digital and Social Media Studies series, University of Westminster Press.
Amongst other interdisciplinary publications that explore various international contexts, my latest book, "The Gendered Motorcycle: Representations in Society, Media and Popular Culture" (2018) examines representations of technology in film, advertising, television and anime/manga within the context of the US, the UK and Japan. I have also written for international media outlets such as The New York Times and Newsweek Japan, and appeared on BBC Radio 4's 'Thinking Allowed'.
Chancellor's Fellow, University of Strathclyde
Paradoxes of Digital Disengagement: In Search of the Opt-Out Button (with Adi Kuntsman). University of Westminster Press.,
The Paradox and Continuum of Digital Disengagement: Denaturalising Digital Sociality and Technological Connectivity (with Dr. Adi Kuntsman). Media, Culture & Society.,
Re-thinking Digital Health: Data, Appisation and the (im)possibility of ‘Opting out’ (with Dr. Kuntsman and Dr. Sam Martin), Digital Health ,
The Gendered Motorcycle: Representations in Society, Media and Popular Culture. London and New York: I.B. Tauris.,
Politicising Motorcycles: racialised capital of technology, techno-Orientalism and Japanese spatio-temporality. East Asian Journal of Popular Culture 2(2).,
Deleuzian motorcycle: Towards a Theory of Motorcycles and the Other. International Journal of Motorcycle Studies, 11(1). ,
Coming Out with Music: from Gay Subculture to Queer Culture. Manchester Region History Review Journal, Vol 25, pp. 107-125,
Why is Hepburn so ‘Audrey’? In J. Miller (Ed.), Fan Phenomena Series: Audrey Hepburn. Bristol and Chicago: Intellect Ltd and Chicago UP. Pp. 30–37,
Queering Ethnography: Dialogues between Music and Queer Theory. Transposition: Musique et Sciences Sociales, 3,
Captain America. In J.Conolly and C.Whelan (Eds.), World Film Locations: Liverpool. Bristol and Chicago: Intellect Ltd and Chicago UP. p.120,
Across the Universe. In J.Conolly and C.Whelan (Eds.), World Film Locations: Liverpool. Bristol and Chicago: Intellect Ltd and Chicago UP. p.110,
Out of Place: interrogating silences in queerness/raciality (ed. with Adi Kuntsman),
My, is that Cyborg a little Queer? Journal of International Women’s Studies, 5(2), pp. 53–61,