Who Are We? Project
Who Are We? Project
14 - 19 March Tate Exchange
Professor Evelyn Ruppert: Goldsmiths, University of London

Professor Evelyn Ruppert: Goldsmiths, University of London

Evelyn will be running a seminar, Arithmus, on Thursday 16 March. 

Evelyn and Dawid Górny are running How Do We Know Who We Are? Friday 17, Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 March.

Evelyn Ruppert

Evelyn is Professor of Sociology at Goldsmiths, University of London. She studies how digital technologies such as smart phones, social media platforms, as well as myriad government databases generate enormous volumes of data about the movements, preferences, associations, and activities of people. While providing new sources of knowledge about individuals and populations, she investigates how digital technologies and the data they generate can also powerfully shape and have consequences for who we are and how we are known and governed. As such, digital technologies are also changing how we understand ourselves as political subjects, that is, citizens with rights to speech, access, and privacy. How citizens make claims to digital rights through what they say and what they do through digital technologies are key questions that she addresses.

Evelyn is Principal Investigator of a five-year European Research Council funded project, Peopling Europe: How data make a people (ARITHMUS; 2014-19). She is also Founding and Editor-in-chief of a SAGE open access journal, Big Data & Society: Critical Interdisciplinary Inquiries, launched in June 2014. Recent books are Being Digital Citizens (authored with Engin Isin) published in April 2015 (RLI International) and Modes of Knowing (edited with John Law) published in August 2016 (Mattering Press).