I am a lecturer in sociology and criminology at York St John University.
I study public aesthetics, and graffiti culture. Specifically, how individuals who produce public art construct their identity within their subculture, how their interaction with public space produces a type of political discourse, and how it affects spaces and those who use those spaces.
I am interested in how graffiti's presence affects the way spaces are ideologically constructed, and how producing graffiti affects the individual from a subjective and cultural perspective.
My other research interests include subculture studies, visual culture, deviance, politics of resistance, issues of public space, access to political voice and agency, role-playing games, and public morality.