ARITHMUS Working papers

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


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

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

Journal Articles

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, E. 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

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

Grommé, F., Ruppert, E., Cakici, B. (forthcoming) 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.

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, 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