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Dr Karenza Moore


Karenza Moore

Bowland North

Lancaster University


Lancaster LA1 4YN

United Kingdom

Tel: +44 1524 593570

Location: B16

Web: http://www.clubresearch.org

Research overview

Club and club drug studies; Youth studies, Leisure studies, electronic dance music cultures, night-time economy research

Social and criminal/deviant aspects of ICT and social media

Emergent drug trends; contexts, meanings, motivations and consequences of illicit drug use; relationships between legal/illegal drug markets, policies and prevalence/patterns; gender and drug use.

Ethnographic methodsself-report surveys of alcohol and drug use in NTE leisure spaces; focus groups on 'sensitive' topics; insider/outsider research ethics


PhD supervision

I would be happy to receive PhD applications on the following topics:

Alcohol, novel psychoactive substances (NPS) and illegal drug use (risks, harms, pleasures); clubbing/raving; dance music cultures; night time economies; contexts, meanings, motivations and consequences of illicit drug use; local national and international drug policies; youth studies; leisure studies; sociologies of deviance; crime, deviance and new technologies/crime, deviance and media .

Through my links with Lancaster University's Centre for Gender and Women's Studies (CGWS) I'm also interested in potential doctoral students in the areas of: gender and illicit drug use; gender and dance club cultures.

Current Teaching

SOCL101 Introduction to Sociology (first year)  

Crim 337 Drugs, Crime and Society (final year)

SOCL491 Research Projects in Practice (MA and PhD)

Soc 491 Cybercrime (MSc)

Contribution to Gender and Women's Studies first year lecture programme.

Additional Information

Selected conference papers

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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