These peer-reviewed pieces have appeared as articles in academic journals or chapters in edited collections of essays. Click on the title of each essay for further details.
FORTHCOMING: How Popular Culture Launders Torture
In: Guantanamo: Twenty Years After, ed. by Sara Birch, Richard Kotter, Hugh Sandeman and Andy Worthington
Blame the War, Not the Troops: Good Kill
Journal of War and Culture Studies 15.4 (2022): Special Issue on the Aesthetics of Drone Warfare, pp. 408-424.
A critique of 2014 drone movie Good Kill.
The Report and the Task of Critique: Torture, Exposure, and the Spectacle of Accountability
Quarterly Review of Film and Video 39.7 (2022), pp. 1619-1633.
First online publication: 19/8/2021.
A critique of the anti-torture politics of 2019 thriller The Report.
Camp X-Ray and the Task of Critique: Torturability and the Politics of Ethical Recognition in Guantanamo
Journal of Film and Video 73.3 (2021), pp.23-33.
A critique of the anti-torture politics of 2014 thriller Camp X-Ray.
Graner’s Laugh: The Conceptual Architecture of a Guantanamo Rape Joke
Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society 44.1 (2018), pp. 107-130.
A close reading of a prison rape joke in Harold and Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay.
Knowing the Double Agent: Islam, Uncertainty, and the Fragility of the Surveillant Gaze in Homeland
In: Surveillance, Race, Culture.
Edited by Antonia Mackay and Susan Flynn
(London: Palgrave, 2018), pp. 125-143.
A critique of the Islamophobia and racism of Homeland, with an emphasis on the show's representation of surveillance.
‘The Sweet Tang of Rape’: Torture, Survival, and Masculinity in Ian Fleming’s Bond Novels
Feminist Theory 18.2 (2017), pp. 137-158.
An argument about the parallels between torture and seduction in Ian Fleming's Bond novels.
Guantanamo Boy and the Task of Critique
The Lion and the Unicorn 40.3 (2016), pp. 245-261.
A critical reading of the anti-torture position of Young Adult novel Guantanamo Boy.
Terrorism as Sexual Envy: Adversarial Masculinities in Two Fictions of Ticking Bomb Torture
In: Terrorist Transgressions: Gender and the Visual Culture of the Terrorist.
Edited by Sue Malvern and Gabriel Koureas
(London: IB Tauris, 2014), pp. 181-201.
A reading of the economy of masculinity in the torture scenes in The Centurions and 24.