I am involved in the following research networks and collaborations:
The Centre for Digital Anthropology aims to be the leading research hub which locates digital technologies in the rich context of human society and culture. Through teaching, research and a dynamic series of regular events, we encourage a global perspective on the development, structures, and practices of digital technologies.
CRESC is one of the leading interdisciplinary social sciences research centres in the UK. Established in 2004, the centre carries out research into recent social and cultural change, with a particular focus on the role of institutions, politics, ideas, social relations and material arrangements for shaping social lives. Since 2011 I have been co-convening a strand of research within CRESC on Infrastructures and Social Change.
This is an ESRC funded initiative led by Evelyn Ruppert at Goldsmiths College, University of London. The project is exploring the risks and vulnerabilities of ‘big data’ by using sociological and anthropological methods to understand the on-the-ground challenges of large data sets.
CENHS is a first-of-its-kind: the only research centre in the world specifically designed to sponsor research on the energy/environment nexus across the arts, humanities and social sciences.
The CRESC encounters collaborative brings together CRESC researchers to explore the potential and limits to academic/non-academic collaborative working.
This is a project started up by Matei Candea, Joanna Cook, Catherine Trundle and Tom Yarrow, with support from the Economic and Social Research Council which accompanies and extends a series of panels and conferences focusing on the theme of detachment.