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Academic Essays

These peer-reviewed pieces have appeared as articles in academic journals, chapters in edited collections of essays, or as posts on peer-reviewed blogs. 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

FORTHCOMING: The Ticking Bomb Drone Strike: Drone Warfare and Emergency Ethics in Eye in the Sky

In: Human Rights in the Age of Drones: Critical Perspectives on Post-9/11 Literature, Film and Art, ed. by Muhammad Waqar Azeem. Palgrave.

The Colour of Monstrosity in Godzilla 2014 and Godzilla Vs Kong

PopMeC Peer-reviewed Blog, 17/8/2023.

url: https://popmec.hypotheses.org/5186

Reflections on the aesthetic role of colour in two MonsterVerse Godzilla movies, Godzilla 2014 and Godzilla Vs Kong (2021).

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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.

doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10509208.2021.1963164

A critique of the anti-torture politics of 2019 thriller The Report.

Rebel Inc., Colonialism Simulator

First Person Scholar Peer-reviewed Blog. 27/7/2022.

url: http://www.firstpersonscholar.com/rebel-inc-colonialism-simulator/

A critique of the colonial logics of 2018 video game Rebel Inc.

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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.

doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-77938-6_7

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.

​doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1464700117700043

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.

​doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1353/uni.2016.0023

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.

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