Dr Denise M Carter

Lecturer in Sociology and Social Science and Admissions Tutor for Sociology Programmes

Faculty of Arts, Cultures and Education

School of Education and Social Sciences

d.m.carter@hull.ac.uk

+44 (0) 1482 465532

Denise Maia Carter is a social anthropologist and lecturer in social sciences at the University of Hull with interests in the fields of digital life and media / cyberculture.

She has a strong research background in internet safety, having worked on the EU InSafe and the EU SimSafety Projects, identifying and advising on the safeguarding of children and young people.

Denise's most recent work has examined online radicalisation, extremism and terrorism.

She convenes modules on Popular Culture, Cyberculture, and the Dangers and Delights of Online Life at undergraduate level, in both the UK and in Hong Kong.

 

Research

Research Interests

  • Online radicalisation, extremism and terrorism
  • Media, culture and communications
  • Social anthropology and digital culture
  • Sociological and anthropological theory; critical cyber-sociology
  • Cyber-society; identities and sub-culture
  • Cyberbullying, cyber-deviance and popular online culture
  • Policy implications of mobile and Internet technologies

Publications

Carter, D.M. (2017) '(De)Constructing Difference: A Qualitative Review of the Othering of UK Muslim communities, Extremism, Soft Harms, and Twitter Analytics', Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression (BATPA), 9(1):21-36.

Carter, D.M and Holdsworth, J. (2012) 'Postgraduate Learning Strategies, Gender and Aspiration'. In Ostrouch, J., Fontanini, C., Gaynard, G. (eds.) Considering Gender in Academia: (In)Visible Act. Poland: ESREA Gender Network.

Carter D.M. (2009) 'Gift Exchange and Friendship Practices in Virtual Worlds', Anthropology in Action: Journal for Applied Anthropology in Policy and Practice. Vol. 15, 3. ISSN 0967-201X.

Carter, D.M. and Bryce, J. (2006) 'Risk Assessment of Emerging Technologies', Working Paper 2: Cyberbullying. Preston: Cyberspace Research Unit, UCLAN.

Carter, Denise M (2005) ‘Living in Virtual Communities: An Ethnography of Human Relationships in Cyberspace’, Journal of Information, Communication and Society, Vol. 8, No 2, May 2005, pp148-167. ISSN 1369-118X.

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Teaching

Programmes taught on

Modules list

  • Social Institutions and Everyday Life (BA Hong Kong)
  • Danger or Delight: Conflicting Imaginings of the Internet (BA Hong Kong)
  • Sociology of Popular Culture (BA UK)
  • Danger or Delight: Conflicting Imaginings of the Internet (BA UK)
  • Doing Ethnography (BA UK)
  • Introducing The Sociological Imagination: The Individual and Society (BA UK)

Research PhDs

  • Media, culture and communications
  • Social anthropology and digital culture
  • Sociological and anthropological theory; critical cyber-sociology
  • Cyber-society; identities and sub-culture
  • Cyberbullying, cyber-deviance and popular online culture
  • Policy implications of mobile and internet technologies
  • Cumulative extremism

Current PhD supervisions

  • Zoran Milosavljevic, Gay online communication and its influence on Gay intimacy with particular focus on HIV transmission among Gay men in Serbia
  • Matthew Joseph, Bowling Alone or Blogging Together’; How the Neighbourhood Facebook has Reshaped Community Participation
  • Andrew Bruce, Visual Sociology, Documenting cause and effects of tribe on visual practice

Professional highlights

Academic qualifications

  • BA Applied Social Science
  • PhD Social Anthropology

External roles

  • Member of Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR)
  • Committee Member of Anthropology in Action (AinA)