Exploring air pollution sensing devices and data practices as part of class on data activism.

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 live together and organise social life. 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, attend and respond to contemporary issues, controversies and matters of concern. This is an ethos that I take to the classroom. Together with colleagues I am exploring and documenting approaches to “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.

Following is a brief “taster” lecture on “What enables misinformation?” from the Digital Journalism module, which is part of the Digital Culture BA at King’s College London.