Identity management


Van Zoonen, L. & G. Turner (2014). Exercising identity: agency and narrative in identity management. Kybernetes, 43(6), p.935-946.

Van Zoonen, L. and IMPRINTS (2014). What do users want from their future means of identity management? End Report for IMPRINTS. Available from

Wagemaker, S., Van Zoonen, L. & G. Turner (2014). Giving meaning to a RFID or cochlear implant: Technology as tool, the normal self, and the enhanced self. IEEE Technology and Society Magazine, 33(2), p. 73-80.

Van Zoonen, L., Turner, G. & J. Harvey (2014). Confusion, control and comfort: premediating identity management in film and television. Information, Communication and Society, 17(8),  p. 986-1000.

Turner, G., Van Zoonen, L. and Adamou, B. (2013). Research through Gaming: Public Perceptions of (the Future of) Identity Management. Sage Research Methods.

Van Zoonen, L. (2013). Reflections on a passport. In Bennett, P., & McDougall, J. (Eds.). (2013). Barthes’” Mythologies” Today: Readings of Contemporary Culture (Vol. 52). Routledge, p. 80 – 86.

Van Zoonen, L. (2013). From identity to identification: Fixating the fragmented self. Media, Culture and Society 35(1), p. 44-51


The website for our project, containing all information, news, blogs and other important material is now online, very beautifully designed by the colleagues from Dundee:


We received a £1.36m grant to examine taboos and desires around future technologies of ‘identity management’; the team consists of Pam Brigs (Northumbria), Aletta Norval (Essex) and Sandra Wilson (Dundee) from the UK, and Dave Thurman and Tom Sanquist from the US.

The three-year IMPRINTS project is funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). An additional grant has been awarded by the Department of Homeland Security in America to the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory to simultaneously conduct the study in the US.

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