Jason Quinn, a recent graduate of the M.A. (Internet & Society) and First Year Sociology Tutor has secured a four-year PhD Scholarship at the Dublin Institute of Technology working on a research project with Dr Matt Bowden. The project Being and Becoming Secure: Investigating and Exploring the Security Habitus will use a mixed methods approach using survey and interviewing techniques to reveal patterns of security consumption (gates, locks, alarms, CCTV etc.), whether and how this consumption constructs confidence and affective security. The Scholarship is provided by the DIT College of Arts and Tourism and carries a stipend of €16,000 per annum plus project costs of up to €2,000 (includes training). Warm congratulations to Jason from the Department of Sociology, MU.