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Esperanza Miyake

Chancellor's Fellow - Journalism, Media and Communication, University of Strathclyde

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'.

Experience

  • 2020–present
    Chancellor's Fellow, University of Strathclyde

Publications

  • 2021
    Paradoxes of Digital Disengagement: In Search of the Opt-Out Button (with Adi Kuntsman). University of Westminster Press.,
  • 2019
    The Paradox and Continuum of Digital Disengagement: Denaturalising Digital Sociality and Technological Connectivity (with Dr. Adi Kuntsman). Media, Culture & Society.,
  • 2019
    Re-thinking Digital Health: Data, Appisation and the (im)possibility of ‘Opting out’ (with Dr. Kuntsman and Dr. Sam Martin), Digital Health ,
  • 2018
    The Gendered Motorcycle: Representations in Society, Media and Popular Culture. London and New York: I.B. Tauris.,
  • 2016
    Politicising Motorcycles: racialised capital of technology, techno-Orientalism and Japanese spatio-temporality. East Asian Journal of Popular Culture 2(2).,
  • 2015
    Deleuzian motorcycle: Towards a Theory of Motorcycles and the Other. International Journal of Motorcycle Studies, 11(1). ,
  • 2014
    Coming Out with Music: from Gay Subculture to Queer Culture. Manchester Region History Review Journal, Vol 25, pp. 107-125,
  • 2014
    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,
  • 2013
    Queering Ethnography: Dialogues between Music and Queer Theory. Transposition: Musique et Sciences Sociales, 3,
  • 2013
    Captain America. In J.Conolly and C.Whelan (Eds.), World Film Locations: Liverpool. Bristol and Chicago: Intellect Ltd and Chicago UP. p.120,
  • 2013
    Across the Universe. In J.Conolly and C.Whelan (Eds.), World Film Locations: Liverpool. Bristol and Chicago: Intellect Ltd and Chicago UP. p.110,
  • 2008
    Out of Place: interrogating silences in queerness/raciality (ed. with Adi Kuntsman),
  • 2004
    My, is that Cyborg a little Queer? Journal of International Women’s Studies, 5(2), pp. 53–61,

Grants and Contracts

  • 2018
    Role:
    Funding Source:
    SoF 1 /MMU RCASS
  • 2017
    Role:
    Funding Source:
    Great Britiain Sasakawa Foundation
  • 2017
    Role:
    Funding Source:
    British Academy/Leverhulme
  • 2015
    Role:
    Funding Source:
    Communities and Culture Network+