Ben started working at Middlesex in 2005 during his PhD which was on anti-Thatcherite comic books of the 1980s. His PhD work was fully funded by a Middlesex studentship. He is mostly interested in the interaction between politics and culture and has a particular specialism in the political experiences of the generation born after 1979. Teaching in Media has provided a useful insight into these issues and has lead him to explore a range of different areas around campaigning and movements for social change. He has explored communications, politics and media technology in relation to the NGO sector, the Arab Spring, Occupy, the EDL and UK Uncut.