Episode

3

Semester

Fall 2020

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Description

Episode 3 of the podcast features David A. Westbrook, UB School of Law and Mark Maguire, National University of Ireland Maynooth. Professors Westbrook and Maguire discuss airport security and counterterrorism, and their new book, Getting Through Security: Counterterrorism, Bureaucracy, and a Sense of the Modern (Routledge, 2020).

Publication Date

9-9-2020

Recording Date

August 2020

Picture

Picture Credit

Book cover courtesy of David A. Westbrook, 2020.

Music Credit

“Drops of H2O (The Filtered Water Treatment)” by J.Lang (c) 2012 Creative Commons (3.0). Ft: Airtone.

Speaker Research Focus

David A. Westbrook: Corporations and Finance, International Law and Globalization, Political Economy and Social Theory

Mark Maguire: Security, Counterterrorism, Biometric Security, Abnormal Behavior, and Predictive Security Systems

Speaker Bio

David A. Westbrook thinks and writes about the social and intellectual consequences of contemporary political economy. His work influences numerous disciplines, including law, economics, finance, sociology, anthropology, cultural studies and design. He has spoken on six continents to academics, business and financial leaders, members of the security community, civil institutions and governments, often with the sponsorship of the U.S. State Department. Westbrook has published numerous articles and book chapters, as well as five books, most recently Out of Crisis: Rethinking Our Financial Markets and Deploying Ourselves: Islamist Violence and the Responsible Projection of U.S. Force. His nature photography has appeared in The Flume, the official paper of Park County, Colorado. Westbrook teaches on business and international topics, including basic courses in corporations and international law.

Mark Maguire is a social anthropologist with expertise in security, especially counter-terrorism, biometric security, abnormal behaviour, and new predictive security systems. His background is in international migration studies, and his early work was concerned with exploring migration through ethnographic research on everyday lives. He authored Differently Irish (Woodfield Press, 2004), which explores the lives of Vietnamese refugees and their families, and, with co-author Fiona Murphy, Integration in Ireland: the everyday lives of African migrants (Manchester University Press, 2012). His current research focuses on public behaviour during the first moments of attacks on major critical infrastructure sites such as international airports. This work is funded as part of the multinational Global Foresight Project (https://www.socant.su.se/english/global-foresight/global-foresight). Maguire's research on security is shown in several edited books: The Anthropology of Security: perspectives from the frontline of policing, counter-terrorism and border control (Pluto, 2014), Bodies as Evidence: security, knowledge and power (Duke University Press, 2018) and recently Spaces of Security: ethnogaphies of security-scapes, surveillance and control (New York University Press, 2019) co-edited with Setha M. Low.

Host Name

Azalia Muchransyah

Host Bio

Azalia Muchransyah is a filmmaker, writer, and scholar from Indonesia. She is a PhD Candidate in Media Study at University at Buffalo (SUNY), funded by the DIKTI Fulbright Scholarship. In 2019 she became a Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory Scholar at HASTAC, a Social Impact Fellow at University at Buffalo (SUNY), and a Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival Diversity Scholar at Ithaca College.She won first place in UB's 2021 Three-Minute Thesis Competition. Muchransyah's research investigates the status of activist media, specifically for HIV advocacy in Indonesia. Her short films have been officially selected for screening at international festivals and academic conferences.

Producer Name

Azalia Muchransyah

Producer Bio

Azalia Muchransyah is a filmmaker, writer, and scholar from Indonesia. She is a PhD Candidate in Media Study at University at Buffalo (SUNY), funded by the DIKTI Fulbright Scholarship. In 2019 she became a Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory Scholar at HASTAC, a Social Impact Fellow at University at Buffalo (SUNY), and a Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival Diversity Scholar at Ithaca College.She won first place in UB's 2021 Three-Minute Thesis Competition. Muchransyah's research investigates the status of activist media, specifically for HIV advocacy in Indonesia. Her short films have been officially selected for screening at international festivals and academic conferences.

Executive Producers

Samantha Barbas, PhD & Caroline Funk, PhD

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