Full Chronological Publication List

FORTHCOMING: Blame the War, Not the Troops: Good KillJournal of War and Culture: Aesthetics of Drone Warfare Special Issue, ed. by Beryl Pong and Sophie Maxwell [details tbc].

FORTHCOMING: The Ticking Bomb Drone Strike: Drone Warfare and Emergency Ethics in Eye in the Sky. In: Drone Warfare and Post-9/11 Cultural Practices. Edited by Muhammad Waqar Azeem. Palgrave [full details tbc].

FORTHCOMING: Camp X-Ray and the Task of Critique: Torturability and the Politics of Ethical Recognition in Guantánamo. Journal of Film and Video [full details tbc].


Drone Strikes in Popular Culture: Eye in the Sky

Drone Wars Blog, 24/6/2020

url: https://dronewars.net/2020/06/24/drone-strikes-in-popular-culture-eye-in-the-sky/

A Direct Line Through Time, and Some Hope: Eminent Monsters

Repeater Books Blog, 1/6/2020

url: https://repeaterbooks.com/a-direct-line-through-time-and-some-hope-eminent-monsters-alex-adams


Confronting Britain’s Legacy of Torture

Truthdig.com, 25/11/2019

url: https://www.truthdig.com/articles/britain-land-of-tea-and-torture/

Interview: Making Torture American Again, With Help From Hollywood

Truthdig.com, 23/9/2019 

url: https://www.truthdig.com/articles/making-torture-american-again-with-help-from-hollywood/

Interview: Torture and the Bomb that Never Existed [audio]

This Is Hell!, 7/9/2019 

url: https://thisishell.com/interviews/1072-alex-adams

How Pop Culture Tries to Justify Torture

Truthout.com, 7/9/2019

url: https://truthout.org/articles/how-pop-culture-tries-to-justify-torture/


Interview: Getting Away With Torture is Easy if You're Captain America

The Outline, 5/9/2019

url: https://theoutline.com/post/7876/how-to-justify-torture-alex-adams-interview

How to Justify Torture: Inside the Ticking Bomb Scenario

Repeater Books: Paperback and eBook

Blackstone Publishing: Audiobook

Political Torture in Popular Culture: The Role of Representations in the Post-9/11 Torture Debate

Routledge: Paperback Reissue of 1st edition


Graner’s Laugh: The Conceptual Architecture of a Guantánamo Rape Joke

Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society 44.1, pp. 107-130.

​doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/698279

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. Palgrave. pp. 125-143.

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


“The Sweet Tang of Rape”: Torture, Survival, and Masculinity in Ian Fleming’s Bond Novels

Feminist Theory 18.2, pp. 137-158.

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

Review Essay: Robert Young, Empire, Colony, Postcolony

Interventions 19.5, pp. 738-740.

doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1369801X.2017.1281399

Review Essay: Neil Jackson, Shaun Kimber, Johnny Walker, and Thomas Joseph Watson (eds.), Snuff: Real Death and Screen Media

Visual Studies 32.1, pp. 92-93.

doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1472586X.2016.1274182


Political Torture in Popular Culture: The Role of Representations in the Post-9/11 Torture Debate

Routledge: Hardback 1st edition, eBook

Guantánamo Boy and the Task of Critique

The Lion and the Unicorn 40.3, pp. 245-261.

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


Review Essay: Rebecca Weaver-Hightower and Peter Hulme (eds.), Postcolonial Film: History, Empire, Resistance

Interventions 17.2, pp. 296-298.

doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1369801X.2015.1000682


The Infinitely Complex Ropeskipping Existence 

​In: Double Dutch: A Game. Edited by Isabel Lima. Arts Council UK. pp. 21-29.

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. IB Tauris. pp. 181-201.

“What Can Be Infinitely Destroyed Is What Can Infinitely Survive”: Literary and Filmic Representations of Political Torture from Algiers to Guantánamo

PhD thesis

url: https://theses.ncl.ac.uk/jspui/handle/10443/2388


Review Essay: Jane Hiddleston, Poststructuralism and Postcoloniality: The Anxiety of Theory

Interventions 14.2, pp. 324-326.

doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1369801X.2012.694700