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Publications and Other Experience

PhD Thesis

Hutchinson, Emma Jane (2013) Performative identity and the embodied avatar : an online ethnography of Final Fantasy XIV. PhD thesis, University of Warwick. URL:

Book Chapters

E Hutchinson (2014), “Researching Forums in Online Ethnography: Practice and Ethics” in Hilyard S. and Hand M. (eds.) Big Data? Qualitative Approaches to Digital Research, Studies in Qualitative Methodology, Volume 13, pp.91-112, Bingley UK: Emerald. URL:

E Hutchinson (2015), “Digital Methods and Perpetual Reinvention? Asynchronous Interviewing and Image Elicitation” in Hine C. et al. (eds), Digital Methods for Social Sciences: An Interdisciplinary guide to research innovation, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Online Articles

E Hutchinson (2012), Sandy Hook and Call of Duty: the toxic relationship between “violent” games and the media,, URL:

Conference Papers

April 2012, "Asynchronous qualitative online interviewing and creating the interview mood", British Sociological Association Annual Conference, University of Leeds.

December 2012, "Asynchronous Online Interviews and Image Elicitation" [Lightning Talk], Digital Methods as Mainstream Methodology Showcase Event, The British Library Conference Centre, London.

April 2013, "Performing Sex/Gender Electronically: Examining Heteronormativity in Online Spaces", British Sociological Association Annual Conference, The Grand Connaught Rooms, London.

June 2013, "Heteronormativity 2.0: Gender and Identity Performance in an Online Game", Centre for Women and Gender Seminar Series, University of Warwick.

Conference Attendance

October 2012, Association of Internet Researchers Conference, University of Salford (MediaCity UK campus).


Peer Reviewer - Reinvention: A Journal of Undergraduate Research.

Proof Reader - English speaking proof reading for international PhD students in the department.