My research investigates the connections between media, culture, and technology, and how these contribute to changes in social interaction and social control. My intellectual and theoretical approach is interdisciplinary and includes perspectives consistent with criminology, sociology, cultural studies, law, and media and communication studies. Broadly speaking, my research has sought to understand changes in social reality and the human condition attributed to media.
My keynote address deliveredat the 2017 Couch-Stone / Midwestern Sociological Society meetings can be read as a summation of the analytical approach used across my work. This paper received an Emerald Literati Award: Outstanding Author Contribution Award (2020) in recognition of "authors who have contributed something new or of significant value to the body of knowledge, either in terms of approach or subject matter."