Katie Ion

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Name
Katie Ion
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Organisation
SociologySchool of Social and Political Science
University of Edinburgh
Address
Edinburgh UK
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Research Interests
Qualitative Research Methods, Protest, Protest policing, Surveillance, ethnography, Social movements, Political Sociology, drug policy, drug culture
URL
http://www.sociology.ed.ac.uk/people/research_students2/katie_ion

PhD Title

Counter/surveillance & Protest: Watching and being watched at public demonstrations in Britain

Qualifications

BA (Hons) Anthropology, University of California Santa Cruz 

MSc(R) Social Anthropology, University of Edinburgh 


Supervisors

Dr. Hugo Gorringe

Dr. Michael Rosie

 

Research Interests

I am interested in social movements and activism in both the UK and US. My research specialises in surveillance and the media. I have conducted research into memory and the invocation of the Founding Fathers in the US, civil liberties after 9/11, and (most recently) counter/surveillance at public demonstrations in Britain. I am also interested in drug policy, drug culture, and drug reform activism.

 

Current Research

Counter/surveillance & Protest: Watching and being watched at public demonstrations in Britain

This project will investigate the performance of police surveillance and activist countersurveillance using a range of qualitative methods. The effects of this increasingly mediated relationship on political protest and policing will be examined, as will the ambiguous role of the media in facilitating the strategic use of protest counter/surveillance.