ARITHMUS Working papers

Cakici, B. 2018. Regarding the Constants of Nature and of Art. ARITHMUS Working Paper Series, Paper No. 3. DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.1292495.

Grommé, F., Ustek-Spilda, F., Ruppert, E., Cakici, B. 2017. Citizen Data and Official Statistics: Background Document to a Collaborative Workshop. ARITHMUS Working Paper Series, Paper No. 2. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.18532.88966

Scheel, S., Cakici, B., Grommé, F., Ruppert, E., Takala, V. and Ustek-Spilda, F. 2016. Transcending Methodological Nationalism through Transversal Methods? On the Stakes and Challenges of Collaboration. ARITHMUS Working Paper Series, Paper No. 1. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.33901.79842


Bigo, Didier, Isin, Engin and Evelyn Ruppert (eds). (2019)  Data Politics: Worlds, Subjects, Rights. Routledge. ISBN 1138053260 (forthcoming).

Law, John and Evelyn Ruppert, eds. 2016. Modes of Knowing: Resources from the Baroque: Mattering Press. Avail at:

Isin, Engin and Evelyn Ruppert (2015). Being Digital Citizens. London, Rowman & Littlefield International.

Journal Articles

Ruppert, E., Grommé, F., Ustek-Spilda, F., & Cakici, B.  2018. ‘Citizen Data and Trust in Official Statistics.’ Economie et Statistique. (forthcoming)

Scheel, Stephan and Gutekunst, Miriam. 2018. Studying Marriage Migration to Europe from Below: Informal Practices of Government, Border Struggles and Multiple Entanglements. Gender, Place and Culture, ISSN 0966-369X

Scheel, Stephan. 2018. Recuperation through Crisis-Talk: Apprehending the European Border Regime as a Parasitic Apparatus of Capture. South Atlantic Quarterly, 116(4), ISSN 0038-2876

Scheel, Stephan. 2017. Real fake? Appropriating mobility via Schengen visa in the context of biometric border controls. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, pp. 1-17. ISSN 1369-183X

Scheel, Stephan. 2017. Appropriating mobility and bordering Europe through romantic love: Unearthing the intricate intertwinement of border regimes and migratory practices. Migration Studies, 5(3), pp. 389-408. ISSN 2049-5838

Ruppert, Evelyn, Isin, Engin and Bigo, Didier. 2017. Data Politics. Big Data & Society, 2017(July), pp. 1-7. ISSN 2053-9517. Avail at:

Grommé, F. 2017. “Policing Knowledges and Technologies: Making Aggression Visible.” Society and Space Open Site. Avail at S&S Open Site.

Ruppert, Evelyn. 2017. “The Other Davos: A Sociologist Goes to the World Economic Forum.” Sociological Review. Avail. at WEF Essay.

Isin, Engin and Evelyn Ruppert. 2017. “Citizen Snowden.” International Journal of Communications 11:843-57.

Madsen, A. K. , M. Flyverbom, M. Hilbert and E. Ruppert. 2016. “Big Data: Issues for an International Political Sociology of the Datafication of Worlds.” International Political Sociology.

Ustek-Spilda, F. and O. Alyanak. (2016). The Case of Children Born out of Wedlock in Turkey: An ‘empty’ category? AG: About Gender, 6(10), pp. 261-281. ISSN 2279-5057

Grommé, F. (2016). Provocation: Technology, resistance and surveillance in public space. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 34(6), pp. 1007-1024.

Grommé, F. (2015). Turning aggression into an object of intervention: tinkering in a crime control pilot study. Science as Culture, 24(2), pp. 227-247.

Scheel, S. (2015). Das Konzept der Autonomie der Migration überdenken?. Yes, please! [Rethinking the Concept of Autonomy of Migration? – Yes Please!]. Movements. Journal für kritische Migrations-und Grenzregimeforschung, 1(2). pp. 1-15. ISSN 2364-8732.

Ustek, F. (2015). What is work? On the invisibility of women’s paid work in the informal sector. InterDisciplines, 6(1), pp. 29-58. ISSN 2191-6721

Ruppert, E. (2015). “On Doing Words with Things: Citizens, Claims and Digital Acts.” The Sociological Review.

Ruppert, E. (2015). “Who Owns Big Data?” Discover Society (23).

Book Chapters

Isin, Engin and Evelyn Ruppert. 2019. “Data’s empire: postcolonial data politics”. In: Didier Bigo; Engin Isin and Evelyn Ruppert, eds. Data Politics: Worlds, Subjects, Rights. London: Routledge. ISBN 1138053260 (forthcoming)

Bigo, Didier, Engin Isin and Evelyn Ruppert. 2019. ‘Data Politics.’ In: D. Bigo; E. Isin and E. Ruppert, eds. Data Politics: Worlds, Subjects, Rights. London: Routledge. ISBN 1138053260 (forthcoming)

Grommé, F., Ruppert, E., Cakici, B. 2018. Data Scientists: A New Faction of the Transnational Field of Statistics. In Knox, H. and Nafus, D. (Eds.), Ethnography for a Data Saturated World. Manchester: Manchester University Press.

Scheel, Stephan. 2017. “The Secret is to Look Good on Paper”: Appropriating Mobility within and against a Machine of Illegalization. In: Nicholas De Genova, ed. The Borders of “Europe”: Autonomy of Migration, Tactics of Bordering. Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press.

Scheel, Stephan. 2017 In: Bettina Gruber and Viktorija Ratkovic, eds. Migration, Flucht und Frieden: Perspektiven auf das Zusammenleben in der Postmigrantischen Gesellschaft [Migration, Flight and Peace: Perspectives on Convivality in the Postmigration Society]. Wiesbaden: VS Verlag.

Ruppert, Evelyn (2017) ‘Where are Data Citizens?’ in Kitchin, R., T. Lauriault and G. McArdle (eds) Data and the City. London: Routledge, pp. 201-212.

Ustek, Funda and Oguz Alyanak. 2017. “The ‘Unique Blend’: Reframing Womanhood through Turkish Drama Series” in Gender in a Cross-Cultural Perspective, edited by Caroline B. Brettell & Carolyn F. Sargent: Routledge. Avail at Routledge website

Ruppert, Evelyn. 2016. “A Baroque Sensibility for Big Data Visualisations.” in Modes of Knowing: Resources from the Baroque, edited by J. Law and E. Ruppert: Mattering Press. Avail at:

Grommé, F. (2016). Data mining ‘problem youth’: Looking closer but not seeing better. In Van der Ploeg, I & Pridmore, J. (Eds.), Digitizing Identities: Doing Identity in a Networked World (pp.163-183). New York and London: Routledge.

Ustek, F. 2015. Sosyal Politika Açısından Türkiye’de Ev İşçiliği (Domestic Work in Turkey from a Social Policy Perspective). In: Saniye Dedeoglu and Adem Yavuz Elveren, eds. 2000ler Türkiyesi’nde Sosyal Politika ve Toplumsal Cinsiyet. Ankara: İmge Yayınevi, pp. 207-232. ISBN 9789755338224

Ruppert, E. 2015. “Doing the Transparent State: open government data as performance indicators.” In A World of Indicators: The making of governmental knowledge through quantification, edited by Richard Rottenburg, Sally E. Merry, Sung-Joon Park and Johanna Mugler, 127-150. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.


Ruppert, E. and F. Ustek. 2015. Body Counts: Counting Aylan Kurdi. Project Report. Visual Social Media Lab, University of Sheffield.


Ruppert, E. and D. Górny. 2018. ‘Reflections on a collaboration: How do we know who we are?’ Storyboard on the making of a digital installation. Medium.

Grommé, F. 2018. Is Facebook the Future of the National Census? The Conversation. Avail. here.

Ruppert, E. 2018. Sociotechnical Imaginaries of Different Data Futures: An Experiment in Citizen Data. 3e Van Doornlezing. Rotterdam, NL: Erasmus University Rotterdam. Avail. here.

Grommé, F. 2018. Actor-Network Theory and Crime Studies: Explorations in Science and Technology Ed. by Dominique Robert, Martin Dufresne (Review). Technology and Culture 59(1): 201–2. Avail at

Ruppert, Evelyn and Gòrny, Dawid. 2017. How do we know who we are? Reimaging government data through the digital arts. openDemocracy, Avail at:

Alyanak, Oguz and Funda Ustek. 2017. “Is it Over? On the Melancholy of Lost Hope” PoLAR: Political and Legal Anthropology Blog. Available at PoLAR