28 Aug

Hello world!

Hello.  Welcome to my website.  The plan is to document my research here (and some other bits and pieces that might be related to it).  I am applying classic grounded theory methods to the study of cartoons and animations that depict and and disseminate interpretations of political violence, or seek to have an influence in this area.  Changes in cultural production have resulted in a shift of emphasis from text to the rising importance of images, while the visuality of terrorism itself underscores the important role of visual media in representing and interpreting political violence acts.  Comics, graphic novels and animation have long been recognized for their power to inform and persuade., with governments and political and extremist organisations from far right to extreme left having used these forms as propaganda to further their aims, yet they remained overlooked in international studies.