December 2011

Some more coverage of my report, 'A New Age of Hackers', that I produced for PCTools, here

New publication just out:

Harper, S. & Yar, M. (2011) ‘Loving Violence? The Ambiguities of BDSM Representations in Popular Culture’ in A. Karatzogianni (ed) Media Representations of War and Violence. London: Routledge

Check out the book here

November 2011

A press release about my recent work with information security company PCTools, on the shifting landscape of computer hacking risks:

Job opportunity at Hull. We are now advertising for a Chair in Social Research. for details see:

From the 15th-21st November I'll be attending the Amercian Society of Criminologg annual conference in Washington DC. I'll be presenting some of my current research on crime and new media, entitled Crime, Media and the Will to Representation: Reconsidering Relationships in the New Media Age.

September 2011

I gave an interview this week for the UK women's magazine 'Best', for a piece about Internet 'trolling' and cyber-abuse.

My 2001 article, 'Beyond Nancy Fraser's Perpsectival Dualism' (available for download on my publications page)  is to be translated into Chinese for inclusion in a collected edition on the 'recognitive turn' in theories of justice. The book, to be edited by
Peiyu Gong and Weihong Gong, will include key contributions to the theory of recognition and will be published next year by Zheijiang Publishing.

August 2011

I am interviewed in an article about cybercrime in Holyrood Magazine. You can read Ross Reid's piece here

My latest book, The Politics of Misrecognition, has now gone to the printers. It will be published in October 2011, by Ashgate Publications. You can find out more about the book here

I have been invited to contribute an article to a special 'E-Crime' edition of the journal Information Communications and Technology Law. Watch this space for more information.

I have been invited to act as a consultant on a project exploring Internet users' understandings of 'hacking'. The research, with the new media consultancy onechocolate communications, will be disemminated through press interviews in London in late September.

Currently working on a piece with David S Wall, which will appear in a book about 'Cybercrime in Asia'

CALL FOR PAPERS. Along with Rob Jewitt and Jason Rutter, I am guest editing a special issue of Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies. The issue is on the theme of 'Consuming the ‘Illegal’: Situating Online Piracy in Everyday Experience'. More details available here