research activities

My academic publications, presentations, and events.

Is more always better?

Is more always better?

Is the fiction of arts's economic value now the key measure of culture? Are we now willingly econo-cultural agents? Does it matter that we don't understand the figures?
Precarious futures

Precarious futures

How might we frame and/or utilise precarity and the (un)known in our research? Can we give these concepts a language and what forms do they take?
Review: The Class Ceiling

Review: The Class Ceiling

Class may be the ultimate English taboo. The understanding and signalling of class or other identity attributes may become an obstacle to classical class analysis. An entirely different political class narrative may be called for that transcends the boundaries of sociological understanding before returning to the discipline once again.
Against Discipline

Against Discipline

A call for interdisciplinarity: Any disciplinary practice that overlooks the fundamental epistemic ideas of its neighbours places itself at a disadvantage.
Data-driven: the humanities get digital

Data-driven: the humanities get digital

Is this what the ‘digital’ humanities look like? How might we make sense of the explosion of online activity? How can researchers account for the ‘Zoom effect’? And what data can we find online anyway?