Plymouth School of Government (HP) (Faculty of Business (HP))
Associate Lecturer in Sociology
Sociology, Social Theory and Social Research Methods.
Media, the internet, culture and politics.
My previous research considered the nature of debate about the EU in online spaces and focused on the importance of participant understanding of the meaning and purpose of debate as a counterpoint to common normative and prescriptive perspectives about online political debate.
I have a developing interest in musicians making electronic and ambient music, their use of the internet and the development of online and offline identities. I am developing this into a research project that will include the use of auto-ethnography to explore the process of participation in the electronic music cultural sphere during the recording, releasing and marketing of an album.
I have another job as a musician which is where my interest in electronic musicians' online activities comes from. You can find details of this at http://n5md.com/artist/Winterlight