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"Woolly Warriors? Yarn bombing, guerilla knitting, and the subversive stitch"

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Alyce McGovern, Ph.D.
Senior Lecturer in Criminology

University of New South Whales, Sidney, Australia

Dr. Alyce McGovern is a Senior Lecturer in Criminology at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. She received her PhD from the University of Western Sydney in 2009, where she wrote her thesis on relationships between journalists and police media representatives in New South Wales, Australia. Her current research interests cut across a number of topics areas, including police-media relations and communications, sexting, yarn bombing and craftivism, and criminology education. In 2013 she will publish her monograph (with Dr Murray Lee), Policing and Media: Public Relations, Simulations and Communications through Routledge. Alyce has also recently been awarded a Criminology Research Council Grant (2012/2013) with colleagues at the University New South Wales, University of Sydney and the University of Western Sydney to explore the phenomenon of ‘sexting’ amongst young people.