Exploring air pollution sensing devices and data practices as part of class on data activism.
Exploring air pollution sensors with students in my data activism class.

I believe that universities should be spaces for the cultivation of collective imagination, exploration and experimentation around how we live together and organise social life. I’m particularly interested how critical reflection grounded in social, cultural and historical research can enrich hands-on encounters with data, design and digital technologies in order to understand and respond to contemporary issues, controversies and matters of concern.

Together with colleagues at King’s Department of Digital Humanities and the Public Data Lab I am exploring how researchers, students and groups outside the university can work together on collaborative digital projects which take into account the various perspectives, needs and concerns of those involved. This is being written up and documented as part of a project on “engaged research-led teaching”.

I’ve been involved in convening and/or teaching on the following modules at King’s:

Inquires from prospective students are always welcome.

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. I’m a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.