Dr Oliver Kearns

Dr Oliver Kearns

MA (hons), MSc, PhD


I study how state practices of secrecy leave behind visible, audible, perceptible traces, and how this 'public life' of state secrecy shapes cultural and political ideas of violence and legitimacy.

  • secrecy
  • sound
  • postcolonialism
  • state-making
  • counter-terrorism
  • intelligence
  • war and media

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