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  • Associate Professor, Communication


Research Statement

In general, my research focuses on the relationship between the histories of science, technology and the development of military theories, doctrines, and strategies. I currently have two general project areas. One area explores the way that the U.S. military has enlisted the help of concepts and metaphors from nonlinear sciences like chaos and complexity theories in their attempts to make sense of the Information Age. The other explores the growing use of new media technologies like blogging and social networking by the U.S. defense establishment, including military and intelligence agencies.