Research Output per year
I specialise in the critical analyses of gender, race and technology in media, popular culture and everyday life. Looking at various international contexts, my interdisciplinary publications, research and PhD supervision areas span across a broad range of topics in Digital/Media and Cultural Studies. My latest book, "The Gendered Motorcycle: Representations in Society, Media and Popular Culture" (2018) examines technology in film, advertising, television and anime/manga within the context of the US, the UK and Japan. Currently, I am working on gender, Japanese identity and social media.
My current collaborative research involves the investigation of digital technologies, apps/social media/platforms and the politics of digital refusal, with recent funded projects (including a British Academy/Leverhulme grant) and publications in Digital Studies. Currently, I am writing a co-authored book on digital disengagement (with Dr. Adi Kuntaman) for the Critical Digital and Social Media Studies series, University of Westminster Press (2021).
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'.
- Gender/Race identity and politics
- (Digital)Technology in everyday life (e.g. fitbits, games, motorcycles)
- Politics of Social Media, Apps, Platform culture
- Media and Popular culture (e.g. films, advertising, TV, anime/manga, music)
- Consumer culture and identity
Doctor of Philosophy, Lancaster University
Master of Arts, University of York
Bachelor of Arts, University of York
Camberwell College of Art
Specialist supervisor, Manchester Metropolitan University2 Apr 2020 → …
- Popular Culture
- Consumer culture
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article