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Dr Andrew Hope

Telephone +61 8 8313 5212
Position Associate Professor
Building Napier Building
Floor/Room 1 40
Campus North Terrace
Org Unit School of Social Sciences

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Biography/ Background

Andrew Hope joined the School of Education at the University of Adelaide in March 2012. Prior to leaving the UK he taught criminology for a decade in the Departments of Sociology at Manchester Metropolitan and Sunderland Universities. He has also taught sociology in Schools of Education at Huddersfield and Durham Universities. He is currently on secondment to the School of Social Sciences.


Administrative / Managerial Duties

  • Head of the Department of Gender Studies and Social Analysis (January 2015 -current)
  • Founder and Convener of the Bachelor of Criminology, the Major in Criminology and the Major in Sociology 
  • Acting Associate Head Learning and Teaching, School of Social Sciences (July 2015 -current)
  • Member of the School of Social Sciences Executive Committee (January 2015 -current)
  • Member of the School of Social Sciences Research Committee (Sept. 2014 -current)
  • Associate Head Research, School Of Education (Sept. 2012-May 2014)
  • Proxy Associate Dean Research, Faculty of the Professions (January 2013-May 2014)
  • Higher Degree by Research Coordinator, School of Education (June 2013-May 2014)
  • Member of the School of Education Executive Committee, School of Education (March 2012-May 2014)
  • Associate Head of Teacher Education, School of Education (March 2012– October 2012) 


Accredited Fellow of the U.K. Higher Education Academy


University of Durham                         Ph.D. in Sociology of Education


University of Edinburgh                     MSc. in Social Anthropology.


University of Leicester                       Post Graduate Certificate of Education with Qualified Teacher Status (Secondary Schooling) in Sociology.


University of Bath                              MSc. in Social Policy Analysis.


University of Nottingham                   BA (Hons) in Social Policy and Administration.

Research Interests

·         Surveillance in Late Modernity

·         Risk and Cultural Criminology

·        Critical explorations of educational technology 

·         Foucault, social control and resistance.


Hope, A. (forthcoming) Biopower and school surveillance technologies 2.0. The British Journal of Sociology of Education. Pre-print version available online at

Hope, A. (forthcoming) World of spycraft: video games, gamification and surveillance creep, in E. Taylor and T. Rooney (Eds.) Surveillance and Childhood. Farnham, UK: Ashgate.

Hope, A. (forthcoming) Educational heterotopia and student's use of Facebook. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology.

Habel, C. and Hope, A. (forthcoming). Little Big Learning: Subversive Play / GBL Rebooted. In C. Tan, C. Walker and D. Cermak-Sassenrath (Eds.) The Playful Subversion of Technoculture. New York: Springer Publishing Company.

Hope, A. (2015) Governmentality and the 'selling' of school surveillance devices. The Sociological Review. 63(4), pp 840-857.  

Hope, A.  (2015) Schoolchildren, governmentality and national e-safety policy discourse. Discourse: studies in the cultural politics of education. 36(3), pp 343-353.

Hope, A. (2015) Foucault's toolbox: critical insights for education and technology researchers. Learning, Media and Technology. 40(4), pp 536-549.

Hope, A. (2014) Learning analytics, Foucault and the phantom menace. Learning with New Media Research Group, Monash University.

Hope, A. (2013) The shackled school internet: zemiological solutions to the problem of over-blocking. Learning, Media and Technology. Vol. 38, No. 3. pp 270-283. 

Hope, A. (2013) The politics of online risk and the discursive construction of school e-safety. In K. Facer and N. Selwyn (Eds.) The Politics of Education and Technology: conflicts, controversies and connections.  London: Palgrave / Macmillan. pp. 83-98.

Hope, A. (2013) Foucault, panopticism and school surveillance research. In M. Murphy (Ed.) Social Theory and Education Research. London: Routledge. pp. 35-51. 

Hope, A. (2013) ‘Clouds’ that reign over: learning to be surveilled in the ‘database school’. Learning with New Media Research Group, Monash University.

Hope, A. (2011) Internet Risk @ School: Cultures of Control in State Education. Saarbrucken: Lambert Press.

Hope, A. (2010) Student resistance to the surveillance curriculum. International Studies in Sociology of Education.  Vol. 20, No. 4. pp 319-334.

Hope, A. (2010) Seductions of risk and school cyberspace. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, Vol. 26, No. 5. pp 690-703.

Hope, A. (2010) Seductions of Risk, Social Control, and Resistance to School Surveillance. In T. Monahan and R. D. Torres (Eds.) Schools Under Surveillance: Cultures of Control in Public Schools. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press. pp 230-245

Hope, A. (2009) CCTV, school surveillance and social control. British Educational Research Journal. Vol. 35, No. 6. pp 891-907.  [Reprinted in M. Murphy (Ed.) (2013) Social Theory and Education Research, Volume 4. London, Sage Publications]. 

Hope, A. (2008) Internet pollution discourses, exclusionary practices and the ‘culture of over-blocking’ within UK schools. Technology, Pedagogy and Education. Vol. 17, No.2, 103-113

Hope, A. (2007) Risk-taking, boundary-performance and intentional school internet 'misuse.' Discourse: studies in the cultural politics of education. Vol. 28, No. 1, pp 87-99. 

Hope, A. (2007) Children and Risk in P. Zwozdiak-Myers (Ed.) (2007) Childhood and Youth Studies. Exeter: Learning Matters Limited. pp 35-44.

Hope, A. (2006) School Internet Use, youth and risk: a social-cultural study of the relation between staff views of on-line dangers and students' ages in UK schools. British Educational Research Journal. Vol. 32, No. 2, pp. 307-329.

Hope, A. (2005) Panopticism, Play and the Resistance of Surveillance: case studies of the observation of student Internet use in UK schools. The British Journal of Sociology of Education. Volume 26, No. 3. pp 359-373.

Hope, A. and Oliver, P. (Eds) (2005) Risk, Education and Culture. Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing.

Hope, A. (2005) Risk, Education and Culture: interpreting danger as a dynamic culturally situated process in A. Hope and P. Oliver (Eds) (2005) Risk, Education and Culture. Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing. pp. 3-20.

Hope, A. (2005) ‘Moral panic’, internet use and risk: perspectives in educational organisations in A. Hope and P. Oliver (Eds) (2005) Risk, Education and Culture. Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing. pp 63-77.

Hope, A. (2004) Danger, ‘otherness' and chat-room use in UK schools. New Era in Education. Volume 85, Number 2. pp. 60-66.


Entry last updated: Friday, 20 Nov 2015

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