I specialise in the critical analyses of gender, race and digitality/technology. My current research looks at digialities and technopractices in everyday life that oppress, marginalise and otherwise disadvantage minority groups within the context of digital society and culture. With recently funded projects (including a British Academy/Leverhulme) in the area of digital disconnection and the politics of resistance, I have a forthcoming co-authored book (with Adi Kuntsman) entitled, Paradoxes of Digital Disengagement: In Search of the Opt-out button (2022), part of the Critical Digital and Social Media Studies series, University of Westminster Press.
My work also examines issues surrounding race and gender in media, culture and society. I am passionate about the politics of representation, in particular, the racialisation of East Asian identities. My latest monograph, The Gendered Motorcycle: Representations in Society, Media and Popular Culture (Bloomsbury, 2018) politicises representations of technology in film, advertising, television and anime/manga within the context of the US, the UK and Japan.
I am also involved in Long Covid research, and I am part of the Scottish Long Covid Cross-Party Group which brings together MSPs, charities and support groups in Scotland in order to improve understandings of Long Covid in Scotland.
I have written for international media outlets such as The New York Times, Newsweek Japan, The Conversation and appeared on BBC Radio 4's 'Thinking Allowed'.
Beyond research, I am Postgraduate Co-Director for Humanities (for English, Creative Writing, Gender Studies and Journalism, Media & Communication), and sit on the School's Ethics Committee, and the School's Gender, Equality, Diversity, Inclusion (GEDI) committee.