Data Practices: Making Up a European People

We are pleased to announce our forthcoming edited collection with contributions co-authored by ARITHMUS researchers. The book, Data Practices: Making Up a European People, edited by Evelyn Ruppert and Stephan Scheel, will be published in September 2021 by Goldsmiths Press/MIT Press.  The book addresses how EU data practices establish and assign people to categories, and how[…]

Second edition of Being Digital Citizens published

Evelyn Ruppert and co-author Engin Isin have published a second edition of their book, Being Digital Citizens (2020, Rowman Littlefield International). The second edition demonstrates the continuing relevance and pertinence of the book’s novel theory of digital acts and digital citizens through extensive research and analysis of major political struggles over digital technologies and data[…]

Evelyn presenting at the OECD Paris21 Cross-Regional Forum on Building Trust in Data

On 29 October, Evelyn will be participating on a panel on ‘Trust and the role of official statistics in the future.’ Her presentation is on ‘forging participatory state‐citizen relations for trusted statistics.’ Paris21 – Partnership in Statistics for Development in the 21st Century – promotes the better use and production of statistics throughout the developing world.[…]

Data Politics book co-edited by Evelyn Ruppert now Open Access

Data Politics: Worlds, Subjects, Rights (2019) co-edited by Didier Bigo, Engin Isin, and Evelyn Ruppert, is now Open Access and available for downloading here. The book will be discussed at an event hosted by the Mile End Institute (Queen Mary, University of London (QMUL)). A panel will feature three speakers from the book: Engin Isin (QMUL) will chair[…]

Francisca Grommé presents at the Data Power Conference in Bremen

Francisca talked about how postcolonial data infrastructures and practices affect how we come to understand socio-economic (in)justice at ‘Data Power 2019: Global In/securities’. Her talk was titled ‘Postcolonial data infrastructures: assessments of data quality and ‘culture’ in the Caribbean Netherlands’.

Evelyn addresses EU Directors of Methodology and IT

On 2 July, Evelyn delivered a keynote on citizen engagement to the plenary meeting of the EU directors of methodology and IT. The meeting, held at the Eurostat offices in Luxembourg, focused on ‘Trusted Smart Statistics’.  Evelyn’s keynote addressed the theme of the meeting by speaking to two recent articles written for international statistics journals: Citizen[…]