I have recently completed my Ph.D in sociology at the University of Glasgow. My doctoral research examined young people’s engagement with social media platforms and how their understandings and practices were informed by the techno-social structures of the platforms, and by broader power relations. I am currently holding a research associate position in the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Glasgow, carrying out various research activities on a range of research projects within the fields of digital media and communications, sociology and technology and data.
My research interests include: the impacts of digital data, platforms and technologies on society; the unequal distribution of power and responsibility between private corporations and users; the pervasive neoliberal ideology underlying representations, understandings and uses of technology and data; as well as the innovative repurposing of new media in social research.
- Media and Communications
- The Politics of Data
- Datafication of everyday life
- Critical Social Media Research
- Surveillance and Privacy
- Critical Perspectives and the Political Economy of the Internet
- Youth Studies
- Using New Media and Digital Technologies in Social Research
- Social Theory, especially the works of Bourdieu and Foucault
- Qualitative Research Methods
Throughout my research projects, I used a range of different qualitative research methods, including semi-structured interviews, digital methods, focus groups and participatory photography.