Talk at “Data Publics” conference, Lancaster University, April 2017.
(Photo: Anne Helmond)

I teach at the Department of Digital Humanities at King’s College London, a world-leading department for critical research with and about the digital.

I believe that universities should be spaces for the cultivation of collective imagination, exploration and experimentation around how we organise our societies and live together. I’m particularly interested in how critical reflection drawing on leading social, cultural and historical research can be combined with practical work with data, design and digital technologies in order to understand and respond to contemporary challenges, controversies and matters of concern. This is an ethos that I take to the classroom.

In the current 2017-2018 academic year I’m convening and/or teaching on the following courses:

For the following academic year (2018-2019) I’m introducing courses on “data worlds” and “data activism”. I always welcome inquires from prospective undergraduate and graduate students.

Previously I’ve been involved in teaching and supervising students on controversy mapping courses set up by Bruno Latour at Sciences Po, Paris; on digital methods at the Digital Methods Initiative, University of Amsterdam; and on digital methods and the politics of data at the Institute for Policy Research, University of Bath.