Stephan Scheel’s book published, Autonomy of Migration? Appropriating Mobility within Biometric Border Regimes

Stephan Scheel’s book, Autonomy of Migration? Appropriating Mobility within Biometric Border Regimes, was recently published with Routledge. The book draws on ethnographic research conducted as part of his PhD and examines how migrants appropriate mobility in the context of biometric border controls. The book mobilises new analytics and empirics in  debates about the politics of migration[…]

New book co-edited by Evelyn Ruppert on Data Politics

Didier Bigo, Engin Isin, and Evelyn Ruppert recently published an edited collection, Data Politics: Worlds, Subjects, Rights (2019, Routledge). Building on a commentary first published in Big Data & Society, the book explores how data has acquired the capacity to reconfigure relations between states, subjects, and citizens.  A blog about the book can be found here.

Evelyn Ruppert publishes essay with Dawid Górny on Medium.com

Evelyn Ruppert and Digital Interaction Designer Dawid Górny recently published an essay on the platform, Medium.com. ‘Reflections on a collaboration: How do we know who we are?‘ is a 4-part essay and series of visualisations about how they collaborated to design an interactive installation to visualise Europe as part of the ‘Who are We?’ programme curated by[…]

Ville Takala PhD awarded: A neoliberalisation of social data? Big Data and the future of official statistics

This past summer Ville Takala successfully passed his PhD viva.  His dissertation, ‘A neoliberalisation of social data? Big Data and the future of official statistics’, explores responses to Big Data within National Statistical Institutes (NSIs). He suggests that Big Data signals not just an increasing privatisation of data production and related infrastructures, but also an increasing[…]

Evelyn addresses the 104th European Director Generals of Statistics Conference

Evelyn is an invited speaker at the 104th European Director Generals of Statistics Conference (DGINs) Conference, this year hosted by the National Institute of Statistics, Romania from 10-11 October 2018. Her presentation, Different Data Futures: An Experiment in Citizen Data, proposed that in a time of ‘alternative facts’, what constitutes legitimate knowledge and expertise are major political[…]

Anna-Lena Hoh successfully defends PhD Thesis at University of Maastricht

Former visiting researcher with ARITHMUS (November 2016) Anna-Lena Hoh, successfully defended her PhD thesis at the University of Maastricht on 26 September.  Her thesis, ‘Counting for EU enlargement? Census-taking in Croatia, Bosnia and Macedonia’, assesses the census processes in these three Western Balkan countries, which are all (or in the case of Croatia were) part of[…]