Professor of Media and Culture, Lincoln School of Film & Media, University of Lincoln

B.A.(Essex), M.Sc (London), Ph.D (Warwick)

+44 (0)152 283 7339

Project role: Co-Investigator

Lead investigator for: Illicit Drug Use – Online information sharing by people engaged in addictive and other dangerous drug use: a qualitative and philosophical analysis

Dave Boothroyd is a Professor of Media and Culture in College of Arts

Dave was previously at the University of Kent (2000-2014) where he was Director of Cultural Studies and before that at the University of Teesside (1990-2000).

In the last couple of years he has been researching the impact of the incorporation of digital communications into everyday life, and in particular the ways in which this changes perceptions and understandings of such things as censorship, intimacy, secrecy, the senses and subjectivity. This has included collaborations with artists whose work addresses such themes. His work is concerned with the ethical and political dimensions of culture in all its senses and more generally with the relationship between ethics and politics and technologies of communication.

Dave’s most recent book is Ethical Subjects in Contemporary Culture (Edinburgh University Press, 2013) and he is also the author of Culture On Drugs: Narco-cultural Studies of High Modernity (Manchester University Press, 2006). In 2011 he edited a volume on Pharmacology in the innovative, Open Humanities Press/JISC-funded, open access series Living Books About Life.

He was a co-founding editor (with Professor Gary Hall) of the first fully open access, peer-reviewed journal of cultural studies and cultural theory, Culture Machine, in 1998. (The latest scheduled edition of which will be on Drone Culture (2015) and edited by two of his colleagues in the School of Film and Media, Dean Lockwood and Rob Coley.)

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