“[N]etworks are always becoming. They are never complete or static.”

(Barber & Waymon, 2007:39)

May 22, 2015

STARTING FROM ZERO: THE COLLECTIVE IDENTITY OF SERBIAN JOURNALISTS

As an individual with an interest in sensitive research topics, and an aspiring journalist, I remain conscious to the importance of consistent ethical consideration of participants when collecting data.

Consequently, during "Starting from Zero" research project, I became focused on journalists in Serbia whose values and collective responsibilities have become censored by the government. I became confronted by the power of media distribution by the government whilst conducting a focus group with Belgrade’s University students at the Faculty of Political Sciences (2015).

Click Here to read the full article  /  Click Here to read "Collective Responsibility & Corruption" /

Click Here to view the video featuring Journalist Olja Beckovic

December 4, 2014

A GENDERED OUTLAW: THE DEVIANT IDENTITIES OF FEMALE BODYBUILDERS

 

Since early ages, men have dominated sport and the ability to display physical exertion within public arenas as an honoured spectacle of power.

The visual appeal of muscularity and bodybuilding has commonly been associated with masculinity (Commane, 2014). However, popularity of female health and fitness has continued to heighten since the 1980’s, directing the image of the ‘athletic woman’ into strength, correlating to gender differences. Nevertheless, a specific narrative of the athletic figure remains: comprised of the slender female body, illustrating issues in terms of masculinity. Stemming from this, a subculture of women developing their muscles for the purposes of competitive bodybuilding emerged under the public’s scrutinising surveillance, as highlighted by Lowe (1998:56).

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July 30, 2014

WHY SEXTING HAS GOT US HOOKED

 

I have previously had the pleasure to fully engage in a Skype interview with Amy Hassinhoff (Author of the forthcoming book ‘Sexting Panic’ 2015 and previous thesis: ‘Sexting as Media Production’ 2013. An vague overview of our Skype interview, conducted in late June 2014, will soon be released, however I currently more interested in understanding just why Sexting has got us, as the consumers, hooked?

This interview stems over two years worth of research on Sexting & Communication Online, which has recently been accepted for the European Conference on Social Media (July 2016). The current-ness of the subject itself expands the concept of survielance culture online and the idea of "slut"shaming. 

Click Here to read the interview with Hasinoff (2014)    /   Click Here to view the full research page

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