Interdisciplinary researcher and award-winning teacher with a background in professional marketing. My research explores the impact of new technologies, and the philosophical relationship between humans and machines, with a particular focus on war, robots, AI and drones.
Prior to my life in academia I have worked in the diverse fields of video games, healthcare and higher education.
For more information, see my website www.mjryder.net.
Lecturer, Lancaster University
Teaching Fellow, Lancaster University
Associate Lecturer, Lancaster University
Lancaster University, PGCAP
Lancaster University, PhD English Literature
Brunel University, MA English Literature (distinction)
Are undergraduate internships worth the effort?: Time to reconceptualize work-based learning for building protean meta-competencies, Studies in Higher Education
The Literature of Drones: Ethics and Remote Killing in Ender’s Game, Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction
Re-routing development in peripheral regions: exploiting anchor institution networks for micro/SME enterprise growth and innovation, Journal of Place Management and Development
Rethinking reflective practice: John Boyd's OODA loop as an alternative to Kolb, International Journal of Management Education
Lessons from science fiction: Frederik Pohl and the robot prosumer, Journal of Consumer Culture
Conscripts from birth: War and soldiery in the grim darkness of the far future, Fantastika
‘The Trouble with Joi’ (book chapter), Blade Runner 2049 and Philosophy
Microfascism and the double exclusion in Flowers for Algernon, Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction