Welcome

I’m an associate researcher at the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society and recently completed my PhD at the Research Centre for Media and Journalism Studies at the University of Groningen (Netherlands). Generally I study how datafication affects democratic visions and practices. With ‘datafication’ I do not simply mean that more and more aspects of our social life are being quantified, but that the ways in which data is perceived and understood is changing. In my dissertation, I studied the practices and imaginaries of data journalists and activists in the open data and civic tech movement. I mostly employ qualitative methods (interviews, ethnography), but also have experience in quantitative methods like surveys or Digital Methods. My research has been published in journals such as Big Data & Society and Digital Journalism.