Katie Ion

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Name
Katie Ion
Title
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, intoxication, social change
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

  • Social movements and social change
  • Surveillance studies
  • Activist countersurveillance
  • Drug policy, culture, and reform movements
  • Drug user unions and self-determination

     

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 around protest in the UK. Taking the activist perspective rather than that of law enforcement, it will provide a bottom-up account of the activist experience of police surveillance, trace the evolution of activist countersurveillance, and critique the predominant literature on protest policing in the UK.