I employ critical, Marxist political economic analytical frameworks to my research,
which investigates social issues that traverse the boundaries between the analog and the
digital, the material and immaterial. My current research agenda, which falls broadly
within the field of information policy, interrogates issues such as the labour of
academic publishing, and the ways that marginalized social groups in South Africa (poor
farmers) harness knowledge and information and communication technologies in their
struggles for development. 

Medical Privacy

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Personal health information in Canada: A comparison of citizen expectations and legislation, Government Information Quarterly (2008)

This paper explores whether the Canadian legislative protections in place to safeguard medical privacy meet...

 

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Research in the biotech age: Can informational privacy compete?, The Bulletin of Science, Technology, and Society (2008)

This paper examines the privacy of personal medical information in the health research context. Arguing...

 

Privacy - General

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Research in the biotech age: Can informational privacy compete?, The Bulletin of Science, Technology, and Society (2008)

This paper examines the privacy of personal medical information in the health research context. Arguing...

 

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Privacy for sale - Business as usual in the 21st century: An economic and normative critique, Journal of information ethics (2007)

In this paper the author sets out to analyze and critique the commodification of privacy...

 

Academic Publishing

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The enclosure and alienation of academic publishing: Lessons for the professoriate, tripleC (2012)

This paper interrogates and situates theoretically from a Marxist perspective various aspects and tensions that...

 

Academia

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Digital content delivery in higher education: Expanded mechanisms for subordinating the professoriate and academic precariat, International Review of Information Ethics (2014)

This paper suggests that the latest digital mechanisms for delivering higher education course content are...

 

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The enclosure and alienation of academic publishing: Lessons for the professoriate, tripleC (2012)

This paper interrogates and situates theoretically from a Marxist perspective various aspects and tensions that...

 

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The neoliberal university and agricultural biotechnology: Reports from the field, The Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society (2010)

Following in the footsteps of a variety of previous research that elaborates on the current...

 

Access to Information

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Biowatch South Africa and the challenges in enforcing its constitutional right to access to information, Government Information Quarterly (2011)

This paper examines the difficulties encountered by Biowatch, a South African civil society environmental organization,...

 

Agricultural Biotechnology

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Primitive accumulation and enclosure of the commons: Genetically engineered seeds and Canadian jurisprudence, Science & Society (2011)

This paper juxtaposes the legal decisions made in the case of Percy Schmeiser, who was...

 

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Biowatch South Africa and the challenges in enforcing its constitutional right to access to information, Government Information Quarterly (2011)

This paper examines the difficulties encountered by Biowatch, a South African civil society environmental organization,...

 

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The neoliberal university and agricultural biotechnology: Reports from the field, The Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society (2010)

Following in the footsteps of a variety of previous research that elaborates on the current...

 

Media Studies

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Monsanto discovers new social media, International Journal of Communication (2010)

As a number of critical commentators have pointed out for some years now, the Internet...

 

Marxist Theory

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The enclosure and alienation of academic publishing: Lessons for the professoriate, tripleC (2012)

This paper interrogates and situates theoretically from a Marxist perspective various aspects and tensions that...

 

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Primitive accumulation and enclosure of the commons: Genetically engineered seeds and Canadian jurisprudence, Science & Society (2011)

This paper juxtaposes the legal decisions made in the case of Percy Schmeiser, who was...

 

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Primitive accumulation and re-appropriation of the information commons, Proceedings of the 37th Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for Information Science (2009)

This paper suggests that LIS might benefit from critical political economy as a way of...

 

Academic Labor

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Digital content delivery in higher education: Expanded mechanisms for subordinating the professoriate and academic precariat, International Review of Information Ethics (2014)

This paper suggests that the latest digital mechanisms for delivering higher education course content are...