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Wage Theft and the Contours of Accumulation (2024)
Journal Article
Burnett, J., & Chebe, F. (in press). Wage Theft and the Contours of Accumulation. Justice, power and resistance, 7(1), https://doi.org/10.1332/26352338Y2024D000000009

This article examines the theft of migrant workers’ wages in England by their employers, drawing from original accounts and testimonies of a sample of workers employed between 2018 and 2023. It builds on and establishes new conceptual understandings... Read More about Wage Theft and the Contours of Accumulation.

A Programme for Women achieving Excellence in Research (PoWER): theoretically informed intervention design and evaluation (2024)
Journal Article
Dyson, J., Westoby, C., Collins, T., Vakaj, E., Millman, C., Akinbobola, Y., …Cowdell, F. (in press). A Programme for Women achieving Excellence in Research (PoWER): theoretically informed intervention design and evaluation. International Journal for Academic Development, https://doi.org/10.1080/1360144X.2023.2293873

Academics in Higher Education are often expected both to teach and to research; this is a particular challenge for women both structurally and individually. Initiatives to address structural issues include AdvanceHE. Here, we focus on individual issu... Read More about A Programme for Women achieving Excellence in Research (PoWER): theoretically informed intervention design and evaluation.

Culture, place and partnership: the cultural relations of Eurovision 2023 (2024)
Report
Baker, C., Atkinson, D., Grabher, B., & Howcroft, M. (2024). Culture, place and partnership: the cultural relations of Eurovision 2023. British Council

Foreword: This report tells the story of the Eurovision Song Contest in 2023, when the UK found itself as host on behalf of the 2022 winners Ukraine, due to Russia’s full-scale invasion of the country in 2021. As the UK’s 2022 entry Sam Ryder put it... Read More about Culture, place and partnership: the cultural relations of Eurovision 2023.

Soft power, cultural relations and conflict through Eurovision and other mega-events: a literature review (2024)
Report
Baker, C., Atkinson, D., Grabher, B., & Howcroft, M. (2024). Soft power, cultural relations and conflict through Eurovision and other mega-events: a literature review. British Council

First paragraph: This literature review explores the significance of the Eurovision Song Contest for soft power strategies and cultural relations activities, especially at times of conflict and international aggression.

Immigration Control, Mystification and the Carceral Continuum (2023)
Book Chapter
Burnett, J. (2024). Immigration Control, Mystification and the Carceral Continuum. In D. G. Scott, & J. Sim (Eds.), Demystifying Power, Crime and Social Harm The Work and Legacy of Steven Box. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-46213-9_11

This chapter examines immigration control in the UK as a core site where carceral logics are actualised, drawing on the analytical framework developed in Steven Box’s Power, Crime and Mystification. Box’s seminal text in 1983 provided a compelling ac... Read More about Immigration Control, Mystification and the Carceral Continuum.

Strategies for making geoscience PhD recruitment more equitable (2023)
Journal Article
Fernando, B., Giles, S., Jackson, C., Lawrence, A., Raji, M., Williams, R., …Dowey, N. (2023). Strategies for making geoscience PhD recruitment more equitable. Nature Geoscience, 16(8), 658-660. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41561-023-01241-z

Admission to doctoral study is a crucial step in the academic pipeline, but discriminatory procedures can disproportionately impact students from ethnic minority backgrounds. We show how these policies contribute to inequity in the geosciences and pr... Read More about Strategies for making geoscience PhD recruitment more equitable.

Living in Misery: Child to Parent and Grandparent Violence and Abuse (2023)
Journal Article
Mills, T., Green, S., & O'Leary, N. (2023). Living in Misery: Child to Parent and Grandparent Violence and Abuse. Temida, 26(2), 163-188. https://doi.org/10.2298/TEM2302163M

This article investigates the hidden and under-researched phenomenon of child/adolescent-to-parent violence and abuse (CAPVA). Despite the attention given to spousal and child abuse, very little is known about why children abuse their parents or wha... Read More about Living in Misery: Child to Parent and Grandparent Violence and Abuse.

Writing Early America: From Empire to Revolution (2023)
Book
Burnard, T. (in press). Writing Early America: From Empire to Revolution. Charlottesville, Virginia: University of Virginia Press

Based on a close reading of nearly four hundred articles in leading journals published over the past decade, Trevor Burnard provides an unprecedented examination and analysis of the direction of the field encompassed by the popular hashtag #VastEarly... Read More about Writing Early America: From Empire to Revolution.

Eurovision 2023: Broadcasting Liverpool, Welcoming LGBTQ+ Communities, Honouring Ukraine (2023)
Report
Baker, C. (2023). Eurovision 2023: Broadcasting Liverpool, Welcoming LGBTQ+ Communities, Honouring Ukraine. Heseltine Institute for Public Policy, Practice and Place, University of Liverpool

The Heseltine Institute is marking Liverpool’s status as host city for Eurovision 2023 with a special series of policy briefings. In this first briefing of the series, Dr Catherine Baker (University of Hull) discusses some of the key themes that will... Read More about Eurovision 2023: Broadcasting Liverpool, Welcoming LGBTQ+ Communities, Honouring Ukraine.

Performative Models and Physical Fictions (2023)
Journal Article
Drábek, P. (2023). Performative Models and Physical Fictions. Litteraria Pragensia : Studies in Literature and Culture, 32(64), 8-36

Arcadian Theatre is a concept for performance practice that uses fictional scenarios to engage participants in autotelic play that facilitates intercultural (inter-epistemological) dialogue. In so doing, the performance models of Arcadian Theatre ena... Read More about Performative Models and Physical Fictions.

Sustainable Language Training for Engineering Students: Integrating Resource-Efficiency into the Course Content through the Educational Process (2023)
Journal Article
Gordon, N., Kemerova, N., Bolsunovskaya, L., & Osipov, S. (2023). Sustainable Language Training for Engineering Students: Integrating Resource-Efficiency into the Course Content through the Educational Process. Education Sciences, 13(2), Article 176. https://doi.org/10.3390/educsci13020176

The sustainable use of the Earth’s resources is recognized as increasingly important on a global scale, especially in relation to natural resource management, and is effectively addressed under the auspices of resource efficiency within engineering e... Read More about Sustainable Language Training for Engineering Students: Integrating Resource-Efficiency into the Course Content through the Educational Process.

This new conversational AI model can be your friend, philosopher, and guide ... and even your worst enemy (2023)
Journal Article
Chatterjee, J., & Dethlefs, N. (2023). This new conversational AI model can be your friend, philosopher, and guide ... and even your worst enemy. Patterns, 4(1), Article 100676. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.patter.2022.100676

We explore the recently released ChatGPT model, one of the most powerful conversational AI models that has ever been developed. This opinion provides a perspective on its strengths and weaknesses and a call to action for the AI community (including a... Read More about This new conversational AI model can be your friend, philosopher, and guide ... and even your worst enemy.

Gay Bod: Civic and LGBTQ+ Pride After Brexit in a City on the Margins of the UK and Europe (2023)
Book Chapter
Baker, C., & Howcroft, M. (2023). Gay Bod: Civic and LGBTQ+ Pride After Brexit in a City on the Margins of the UK and Europe. In K. Loftsdóttir, B. Hipfl, & S. Ponzanesi (Eds.), Creating Europe from the Margins: Mobilities and Racism in Postcolonial Europe (108-124). London: Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003269748-7

In 2017, Kingston-upon-Hull celebrated becoming UK City of Culture (‘Hull2017’). Organisers of the cultural mega-event hoped to restore civic pride amongst residents of Hull, which had been severely affected ever since its North Sea fishing industry... Read More about Gay Bod: Civic and LGBTQ+ Pride After Brexit in a City on the Margins of the UK and Europe.

Fear and Weakness (2023)
Other
Porter, J. (2023). Fear and Weakness

JOY PORTER applauds a powerful new book that emphasises Indigenous agency within the story of North American colonisation

Powerful Inversion (2023)
Other
Porter, J. (2023). Powerful Inversion

First paragraph: Big, successful popular histories generally tell their audience something they would like to hear. This one is no exception. Written by one of the most erudite, talented and justifiably lauded thinkers of his generation in a pithy,... Read More about Powerful Inversion.

Algorithmic Policing: An exploratory study of the algorithmically mediated construction of individual risk in a UK police force (2022)
Journal Article
Marciniak, D. (2022). Algorithmic Policing: An exploratory study of the algorithmically mediated construction of individual risk in a UK police force. Policing and Society, https://doi.org/10.1080/10439463.2022.2144305

Predictive policing has captured the imagination of both enthusiasts hoping to improve public safety and opponents raising concerns around algorithmic bias and opacity. Based on seven in-depth interviews with officers in a UK police force, this artic... Read More about Algorithmic Policing: An exploratory study of the algorithmically mediated construction of individual risk in a UK police force.

A research agenda for intelligence studies and government (2022)
Book
Dover, R., Dylan, H., & Goodman, M. S. (Eds.). (2022). A research agenda for intelligence studies and government. London: Edward Elgar Publishing. https://doi.org/10.4337/9781800378803

This Research Agenda explores the academic field of intelligence studies and how it is developing into an increasingly international and diverse area of study. As more governments release records, and as new generations of scholars engage with the... Read More about A research agenda for intelligence studies and government.

Fighting for Andean Resources : extractive industries, cultural politics, and environmental struggles in Peru (2022)
Journal Article
Porter, J. (2022). Fighting for Andean Resources : extractive industries, cultural politics, and environmental struggles in Peru. International Affairs, 98(6), 2170-2171. https://doi.org/10.1093/ia/iiac235

Extract Too often it is assumed that all impact from mining, upon the environment and society, is inherently bad. This is the result of a narrow focus on the power asymmetries between cash-strapped countries (and their needs) and cash-rich countries... Read More about Fighting for Andean Resources : extractive industries, cultural politics, and environmental struggles in Peru.

Hacker, Influencer, Faker, Spy. Intelligence Agencies in the Digital Age (2022)
Book
Dover, R. (2022). Hacker, Influencer, Faker, Spy. Intelligence Agencies in the Digital Age. London: Hurst Publishers

Intelligence agencies are reflections of the societies they serve. No surprise, then, that modern spies and the agencies they work for are fixated on the internet and electronic communications. These same officials also struggle with notions of priva... Read More about Hacker, Influencer, Faker, Spy. Intelligence Agencies in the Digital Age.