Drug and alcohol use (risks, harms, pleasures); clubbing/raving; electronic dance music (EDM) cultures; crime, deviance and transgressionin the night-time economy; national and international drug policy; youth crime; cybercrime; crime and new technologies; crime and the media; sociology of 'the future'.
Through my links with Lancaster University's Centre for Gender and Women's Studies (http://www.lancs.ac.uk/fass/centres/gws/index.php), I'm also interested in potential doctoral students in the areas of: female illicit drug use; gender and illicit drug use;gender and EDM club cultures.
Research interests include (poly)drug use, specifically in clubbing contexts. Young people and UK/global electronic dance music club cultures. Gender and drug use. Ketamine use. GHB/GBL use. Harm reduction. Pleasure and drug use. Policing of pleasure, and cultures of control in contemporary societies. The night-time economy (NTE). 'War on Drugs', prohibition policies, and alternatives. ABC classification system. Deterrence. Displacement. Cybercrime. Crime and new technologies such as the Internet and mobile phones. The New Interaction Order (NIO) in public/semi-public spaces
Research on Weekend Polydrug Use in the UK Night-time Economy
Alongside Dr Fiona Measham, I undertake in-situ self-report surveys of drug use in bars and clubs in the night-time economy. This work was recently covered by the local and national press (following publication in a special issue of Criminology and Criminal Justice on the UK night-time economy).
Research on Ketamine Use in the UK
I was recently involved in the first UK study of ketamine users with Dr Fiona Measham. Our ketamine research resulted in a special issue of Addiction Research and Theory (ART) on social, cultural and international perspectives on ketamine use (June 2008).
Below are a couple of links to media coverage about this research
Research on GHB/GBL Use in the UK
I am currently PI on a British Academy funded research project on GHB/GBL use, with Dr Fiona Measham.
Please see 'My Projects' for more information (right-hand menu).
The ketamine research and GBL/GHB research is part of a broader and ongoing study of (electronic dance music) clubbing and polydrug use using online surveys, in-club surveys, and interviews with club-goers. Please visit our research website http://www.lancs.ac.uk/fass/projects/clubresearch/ for more details.
Research on British 'mainstream'dance music club cultures
2010: 'Digital Affect and Clubbing Cultures: Reflection, anticipation, counter-reaction', presented at the Affective Fabrics of Digital Cultures International Conference, Research Institute for Cosmopolitan Cultures (RICC), Manchester University, 3rd/4th June, 2010.
2009: Religion, spirituality and consumer culture AHRC seminar details can be found here: http://www.bbk.ac.uk/crcs/research/Rel_seminar1/
You can listen to my 2009 presentation by clicking on the link below:
Research on the 'New Interaction Order'
Alongside Monika Buscher (Department of Sociology, LU) and Chris Boyko (LICA, UK) I am currentlyco-PI on a Lancaster University funded project on the 'New Interaction Order'. Please visit ourresearch website http://www.lancs.ac.uk/fass/projects/new-interaction/for more details.
External Positions of Responsibility
Reviewer for Temple University Press; Addiction Research and Theory; International Journal of Drug Policy; Information, Communication, Society; International Journal of Social Inquiry. 2007-date
Subject Specialist for Triennial Review (Criminology courses) of Associated Colleges (Blackpool and Blackburn) in 2008
Chair of Joint Validation Event - FD Drug and Alcohol Misuse - Blackpool & ACROSS in 2009
Steering Committee Member for 'Reverberating Rhythms' project, University of Bath, 2006-2007.
Advisory Board Member and Reviews Editor for Dancecult: Journal of Electronic Dance Music Culture. 2008 - date http://dj.dancecult.net/index.php/journal
Moore, K (2010), Digital Affect: 'Committed Clubbers', ICTs and the War on Drugs, (invited speaker), The Technological Dimension of the Public Realm, Piensa Madrid, La Casa Encendida, Madrid, Spain, 22nd-24rd September 2010.
Measham, F. and Moore, K. (2010) Health, Safety and Pleasure in UK Night Time Economy, Public Safety in the Night Time Economy, Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK, 21st September 2010.
Moore, K. (2010), Digital Affect and Clubbing Cultures: Reflection, anticipation, counter-reaction, Affective Fabrics of Digital Cultures International Conference, Research Institute for Cosmopolitan Cultures (RICC), Manchester University, UK, 3rd/4th June, 2010.
Buscher, M., Boyko, C., Dant, T. and Moore, K (2010), The New Interaction Order?, Centre for Mobilities Research (CeMoRe) Annual Research Day, Lancaster University, UK, 14th June, 2010.
Buscher, M., Boyko, C., Dant, T. and Moore, K (2010), The New Interaction Order? - Interaction in the networked city, Experimental City Panel Discussion, FutureEverything, Manchester, UK, 14th June, 2010.
Measham, F. and Moore, K. (2010), The emergence of mephedrone, the peversity of prohibition and the policy conundrum, International Harm Reduction Association (IHRA) conference, Liverpool, UK,25th-29th April,
Moore, K. (2009), Keynote: Mobile Technology at Play: Exploring electronic dance music (EDM) digital cultures, 2nd Digital Cultures Workshop, University of Salford, UK, 4th-5th June 2009.
Moore, K. (2008), Exploring Symbolic, Emotional and Symbolic Expression Amongst 'Crasher Clubbers', BSA Religion and Youth Study Group Annual Conference, Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre, Birmingham, UK, 8th-10th April 2008.
Measham, F. and Moore, K. (2007), The New Criminalisation of Clubbing: Polydrug repertoires, club cultures and virtual methodologies, American Society of Criminology Annual Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, 14th - 17th November 2007 (Dr Measham presenting).
Measham, F. and Moore, K. (2007), Intoxication, Prohibition and Pleasure: Official and User Constructions of pleasure in alcohol and illicit drug use, British Society of Criminology Conference: Crime and Justice in an Age of Global Insecurity, London School of Economics and Political Science, 18th-20th September 2007.
Measham, F. and Moore, K. (2007), Policing Pleasurable Leisure? ESRC Research Seminar Series on Identities and Consumption: Seminar Six: Disorders of Consumption, University of Bath, 3rd-4th September 2007.
Moore, K. (2006), Producing and Consuming Trance Dancing: Using insider knowledge to study legal and illegal leisure practices, British Sociological Association (BSA) Leisure Studies Workshop: Theorising Leisure: The Consumer Experience, Roehampton University, 26th May 2006.
Moore, K. and Measham, F. (2006), Recreational Ketamine Use and the Role of Insider Knowledge (Poster), 17th International Conference on the Reduction of Drug Related Harm, Vancouver, 30th April-4th May 2006.
Moore, K. (2004), "Sort Drugs, Make Mates": The Use and Meanings of Mobiles in Club Culture, ESRC Digiplay Seminar Series: Mobile Leisure and the Technological Mediascape, University of Surrey, 26th April 2004.
Moore, K. (2003), "Proper Mashed Like": Spectacular and Mundane Aspects of Hard House, Funky House and Trance Clubbing in Manchester, BSA Youth Study Group Conference, University of Northampton.
Moore, K. (2000), Young People and Substance Use in Dance Club Settings, BSA Youth Study Group Conference, University of Surrey.
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