Dr Rikke Bjerg Jensen

Personal profile

My research interests orbit around everyday security practices enabled through digital technologies and mobile devices. More specifically, my research focuses on how technology, and the information flows that it enables challenge our understanding of proximity and presence. I am particularly interested in how the human-technology entanglement facilitates and/or hinders different feelings of security as well as different security visions amongst people living and working on 'the edge' of society. I have undertaken extensive fieldwork, as part of several distinct research projects, in the UK and overseas with the British military, NATO, refugee and migrant communities, and seafarers to explore and understand the wider human-technology-security nexus. Since arriving at Royal Holloway in 2013, I have also secured funding for and been involved in a number of research projects that all cut across my areas of interest and specialisation.

I am Chair of the Crisis, Security and Conflict Communication Working Group of the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR), and on the editorial board for Westminster Papers in Communication and Culture (WPCC). I lead two optional courses as part of the MSc in Information Security; one on ‘Human Aspects of Information Security and Privacy’ and one on 'Cyber Crime'. I currently supervise five PhD students focusing on different aspects of civil rights and freedoms in a digital age.

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