James  Alexander  was recently awarded a PhD in  the  Politics Department  at  the  University  of  Manchester.  He  combined ethnography and 'netnography' to assess  international  spaces  of promotion  for  security  technologies  and  how  they  are  marketed  and  deployed in  everyday  life. 
Since then, he has started work as a technology consultant in London, focusing on risk analysis and remediation in critical infrastructure. James is passionate about developing our understanding of the role technology plays in our experience of the modern world, and the evolution of cultural practices around social media and surveillance.