Mapping Security Editorial Team
James Alexander is currently in the final stages of a PhD in the Politics Department at the University of Manchester. His thesis is a study of international spaces of promotion for security technologies and how they are marketed and deployed in everyday life. He has already compiled a complete list of these exhibitions and trade fairs, and conducted ethnographic research at several sites over the last 4 years. He also has experience in the use of social media analysis techniques as part of the thesis, using them to assess the impact of one particular exhibition, IFSEC, as a case study.
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Emmanuel-Pierre Guittet is currently lecturer in Political Violence, Terrorism and Security Studies at the University of Manchester (United-Kingdom). He is associate researcher at the International Centre for Comparative Criminology and at the Canada Research Chair in Security, Identity and Technology (University of Montreal). He is also a member of the Centre d’Etudes sur les Conflits, Liberté et Sécurité (CCLS) and a member of the Critical Approach to Security in Europe network (C.a.s.e. Collective). He has undertaken several policy briefs, consultancies and commissioned reports for the French Ministry of Defence (DAS, DGA), the French Military Academy (CREC), the European Parliament (LIBE committee), and the European Commission (DG RELEX and DG Research) on surveillance, terrorism, security and defence related issues.
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Marijn Hoijtink is a Phd Researcher at the University of Amsterdam (Netherlands). She graduated from the University of Amsterdan with a Research Master’s degree in history and obtained a diploma in International Studies from the John Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. She is a member of the Amsterdam Institute for social Science Research (AISSR) and part of the NWO-funded research project European Security Culture. Her research aims at analysing the role of the private sector in the implementation of the European Security Agenda.
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Matthias Leese is in the final stages of his PhD on aviation security at the Institute for Political Science at the University of Tübingen (Germany). He is a research associate within the Section Security Ethics at the International Centre for Ethics in the Sciences and the Humanities (IZEW), University of Tübingen, where he is currently involved in two research projects on urban security and crisis management (VERSS and FP7 SECTOR). His research interests are broadly located in the fields of critical security studies, surveillance studies, and science and technology studies.
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Florent Lieto is a PhD Researcher at the University of Manchester (Politics) and Research Fellow at the Institut de Recherche Stratégique de l’Ecole Militaire (IRSEM), a research centre attached to the French Ministry of Defence. He graduated from the University of Manchester with a Research Master’s degree in International Relation Studies and a Master’s degree in Political Economy. His research aims at analysing the role of experts and the different institutional processes in the formation of a cyber-security narrative in France and the United Kingdom and how it has affected the national security practices.
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Christophe Wasinski is currently lecturer at the Universite Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium) and researcher at the Centre de Recherche et d’Enseignement en Politique Internationale (REPI). He is also associate researcher at the Association Francaise de Sociologie (AFS), Centre d’Etudes sur les Conflits (CCLS) and at the Reseau Multidisciplinaire d’Etudes Strategiques (RMES). He has published extensively on war, Warfare, strategy, defence and security related issues. His latest publication is Rendre la guerre possible – La construction du sens commun stratégique (Peter Lang, 2010).
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Sharon Weinblum is currently postdoctoral fellow and academic visitor at the School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies, (St Anne’s College – University of Oxford). She holds a PhD in Social and Political Sciences from the Université libre de Bruxelles and an M.Phil in International Relations and Comparative Politics from the Institute of Political Studies (IEP) of Lille. Her work is located at the intersection of critical security studies, democracy studies and citizenship studies. Her latest book is Security and Defensive Democracy in Israel (Routledge: forthcoming).
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