Broadly speaking, my research is located in the fields of Critical Security Studies and International Political Sociology. Influenced by contemporary social and political thought, my research engages issues of sovereign power, identities, (in)securities and technology. Specifically, I have spent more than a decade researching the applications and implications of biometric and surveillance technologies in North American borders and borderlands, notably in my book Security, Risk and the Biometric State: Governing Borders and Bodies (Routledge 2010). While continuing this research, I have more recently begun to engage in questions of sovereignty and exceptionalism, international law, postcolonialism, and intervention, noted by the publication with Samer Abboud of Rethinking Hizballah: Legitimacy, Authority, Violence (Ashgate 2012).
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