My current research focuses on American gun cultures.
My particular foci right now are:
- The rising number of private citizens who are licensed by the government to carry concealed handguns in public — the “Concealed Carry Nation” (see my research proposal on this topic here).
- The relationship between religion and gun ownership
- How gun culture gets represented in advertising
- Women in the gun culture (e.g., the portrayal of gender in gun advertising)
In addition to blog entries on this site, I also blog on a site devoted specifically to understanding the gun culture.