Jon Mendel

Dr Jonathan Mendel

Lecturer

  • Tel: +44 (0)1382 385083
  • Email: j.m.mendel@dundee.ac.uk
  • Geography, School of Social Sciences, University of Dundee, Perth Rd, Dundee, DD1 4HN

Research

Research Interests

My research is broadly in the areas of political and social geography, focusing in particular on:

  • Online networks, communities and spaces: the implications of these spaces for communication, organisation and activism. Recent foci include science blogging and human trafficking.
  • Policing, crime, data and policy: changes to crime, policing and law enforcement, alongside broader debates about evidence, policy and data analysis.
  • Conflict: the development and deployment of different ways of fighting, from the networked warfare of Afghan insurgency through to the 'war on terror' and urban warfare.

I’m starting a research project looking at questions around disability, chronic illness, Twitter and academia – and I’d really appreciate any contributions to the development of my research questions and then, subsequently, to interviews and group discussions - please see my blog post (https://blog.dundee.ac.uk/jonmendel/2014/07/disability-chronic-illness-twitter-academia/) introducing the topic.

Recent Research Grants

YearAmount/Description
2012-3  Scottish Crucible Project Grant. Stop Traffic: Unweaving the Web of Online Human Trafficking (with colleagues at St Andrews, Dundee, Glasgow Caledonian and Northumbria universities).
2005 ESRC Overseas Institutional Visit: funding for a three-month research visit to The Watson Institute, Brown University.
2003-6 Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) PhD Studentship: funding to cover the costs of my PhD 

Background

Academic Background

YearDegree/University
2004-7 PhD thesis, Geography Department, Durham University.
Thesis title: "Virtual Wars: A Comparative Analysis of the 1991 Gulf War and the 'War on Terror'."
2003-4 1st year of PhD studies, Politics, Newcastle University.
Thesis title: "Virtual Wars: A Comparative Analysis of the 1991 Gulf War and the 'War on Terror'."
2002-3 MA Politics Research, Newcastle University.
1999-2002 BA Philosophy and Politics, Warwick University.

Appointments

YearTitle/University
January 2012 - present Lecturer (Teaching & Research) in Human Geography at Dundee University.
September 2009 - 2011 Lecturer (Teaching & Scholarship) in Human Geography at Dundee University.
2008 - 2009 Teaching at Newcastle University - module leader of Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism module.
March 2008 -
March 2009
Research Associate, Data Wars project - at Durham University Geography Department.
October 2007 -
August 2008
Research work for the Robert Schalkenbach Foundation.
November 2004 -
February 2007
Casual teacher and demonstrator at Durham University Geography Department.
September-
December 2005
Visiting Fellow at the Watson Institute, Brown University.

Publications