Research & Expertise

Research

I design and direct research on the social and cultural implications of emerging technologies.

My doctoral research explored the role of online partisan media in contemporary American politics and society, with an empirical focus on “below-the-line” commentary on a conservative news and opinion website during the 2016 US presidential election. Alongside my doctoral research, I am also interested in broader questions of how communication technologies are being used to develop new forms of political action and identification.

Aside from my own research interests, I also have experience contributing to research on a broad range of topics. Most recently, I worked as a Research Officer on Prof Terhi Rantanen’s LSE KEI-funded project, The Future of National News Agencies in Europe. I also spent two years as a Research Assistant to Prof Nick Couldry in the Department of Media and Communications at LSE.

Some of the other topics on which I have worked include: Arab transitional media, the incidence and consequences of cyberbullying, the use of biometric technology in French immigration management, and the development of large-group evaluation techniques for anthropology undergraduates.

Expertise

Digital anthropology

Discourse analysis

Online outrage

Political communication

Qualitative research

Social identity

My Projects

Voices of Outrage

Occasional Research Projects

The Future of National News Agencies in Europe

Cyberbullying: Incidence, Trends, and Consequences

All Party Parliamentary Group on a Better Brexit for Young People

CATCH-EyoU: Constructing AcTive CitizensHip with European Youth

The Mediated Construction of Reality

Reflexive Large-Group Evaluation for Anthropology

Biometric Technologies in French Immigration Management