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.*


Grommé, F., Ustek-Spilda, F., Ruppert, E. 2017.  ARITHMUS Collaborative Workshop on Citizen Data and Official Statistics: Report. 17 December.*

Books (* Open Access)

Isin, E. and E. Ruppert. 2020. Being Digital Citizens. 2nd Edition. London, Rowman & Littlefield International. (Forthcoming)*

Ruppert, E. and S. Scheel (eds) 2020. Data Practices: Making up a European People. Goldsmiths Press. (Forthcoming)*

Scheel, S. 2019. Autonomy of Migration? Appropriating Mobility within Biometric Border Regimes. Routledge.

Bigo, D., Isin, E. and E. Ruppert (eds). 2019.  Data Politics: Worlds, Subjects, Rights. Routledge. ISBN 1138053260. Available here.*

Law, J. and E. Ruppert, (eds). 2016. Modes of Knowing: Resources from the Baroque: Mattering Press. Available here.*

Isin, E. and E. Ruppert. 2015. Being Digital Citizens. London, Rowman & Littlefield International.


Takala, V. 2018. A neoliberalisation of social data? Big Data and the future of official statistics.  PhD Dissertation. Goldsmiths, University of London.*

Journal Special Issues  (* Open Access)

Scheel, S., Ruppert, E. and F. Ustek-Spilda (eds) 2019.  Enacting Migration through Data Practices. Special Issue. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space 37(4).

Cakici, B., Ruppert, E. and S. Scheel (eds)  2020.  Peopling Europe Through Data Practices. Special Issue. Science, Technology & Human Values. 45(2).

Journal Articles (* Open Access)

Grommé, F. and S. Scheel. 2020. ‘Doing Statistics, Enacting the Nation: The Performative Powers of Categories’. Nations and Nationalism.

Scheel, S. 2020. Biopolitical bordering: Enacting populations as intelligible objects of government. European Journal of Social Theory*

Cakici, B., E. Ruppert, and S. Scheel. 2019. ‘Peopling Europe Through Data Practices: Introduction to the Special Issue’. Science, Technology & Human Values. *

Scheel, S., Ruppert, E. and F. Ustek-Spilda. 2019.  ‘Enacting Migration through Data Practices.’ Introduction to the Special Issue. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space 37(4).*

Cakici, B. and E. Ruppert. 2019. ‘Methods as Forces of Subjectivation: Experiments in the Remaking of Official Statistics’. Journal of Cultural Economy.*

Ruppert, E. 2019. Different Data Futures: An Experiment in Citizen Data. Statistical Journal of the International Association for Official Statistics. 35(4): 633-41.* 10.3233/SJI-190538.

Scheel, S.,  Grommé, F., Ruppert, E., Ustek-Spilda, F. Cakici, B. and V. Takala. 2019. Doing a Transversal Method: Developing an Ethics of Care in a Collaborative Research Project. Global Networks.  Special Issue: Methodological cosmopolitanism across the socio-cultural sciences. *

Scheel, S., and F. Ustek-Spilda. 2019. On the Politics of Expertise and Ignorance in the Field of Migration Management. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space. Online First.*

Ruppert, E. and S. Scheel. 2019. The Politics of Method: Taming the New, Making Data Official. International Political Sociology. 0. 1-20.*

Ratner, H., and E. Ruppert. 2019. Producing and Projecting Data: Aesthetic Practices of Government Data Portals. Big Data & Society. July-December. 1-16.*

Ustek-Spilda, F. 2019. Statisticians as Back-Office Policy-Makers: Counting Asylum Seekers and Refugees in Europe. Science, Technology & Human Values.

Ruppert, E. 2019. Doing Words with Things of the Internet. Soziale Welt. Special Issue: Sociology of the Digital  / Digital Sociology. Sonderband 23: 458 – 470. (Forthcoming).

Reddy, E., Cakici, B., & Ballestero, A. 2019. Beyond mystery: Putting algorithmic accountability in context. Big Data & Society.*

Grommé, F. and Ruppert, E. 2019. Population Geometries of Europe: The Topologies of Data Cubes and Grids. Science, Technology, & Human Values. Online First. *

Ruppert, E., Grommé, F., Ustek-Spilda, F., & Cakici, B. 2018. Citizen Data and Trust in Official Statistics. Economie et Statistique / Economics and Statistics. No. 505-506. Avail at.*

Scheel, S. and Gutekunst, M. 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, S. 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, S. 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, S. 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, E, Isin, E. and Bigo, D. 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, E. 2017. The Other Davos: A Sociologist Goes to the World Economic Forum. Sociological Review. Avail. at WEF Essay.*

Isin, E. and E. 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. 10. 275–296.

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, E. and E. 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, D., Isin, E. and E. 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, S. 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, S. 2018. Das Europäische Grenzregime und die Autonomie der Migration: Migrantische Kämpfe und die Versuche ihrer Kontrolle [The European Border Regime and the Autonomy of Migration: Migrant Struggles and Attempts of Control]. 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, E. 2017. Where are Data Citizens? in Kitchin, R., T. Lauriault and G. McArdle (eds) Data and the City. London: Routledge, pp. 201-212.

Ustek, F. and O. Alyanak. 2017. “The ‘Unique Blend”: Reframing Womanhood through Turkish Drama Series. In Gender in a Cross-Cultural Perspectiveedited by Caroline B. Brettell & Carolyn F. Sargent: Routledge.

Ruppert, E. 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.*


Vos, Sjoertje. 2020 [interview F.Grommé]. ‘Hoe Statistiek Bepaalt Wie tot de Europese Bevolking Behoort’ [How Statistics Determine Who Belongs to the European Population]. Centraal Bureau voor de Statistiek. Avail. here.*

Grommé, F. 2019. Studying Data Mining Practices: An Ethnography of Dutch Policy & Problem Youth [Streaming Video]. Sage Research Methods. London: Sage. Avail. for teaching purposes. Preview avail here.

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, E. and D. Gòrny. 2017. How do we know who we are? Re-imagining government data through the digital arts. openDemocracy, Avail at:*

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