I am interested in the relationship between the media and the political disorientations of our post-ideological era. Much of my work has focused on the role of the media in post-Cold War conflicts and international interventions, and I have extended this to look not only at the news media but also film and video games.

Two key questions in my current work are how to rethink the role of journalism in the absence of contestation and engagement in the public sphere; and how to understand the tensions and contradictions in contemporary environmentalist discourse. I am currently Principal Investigator for an AHRC-funded research network on war and games.