Bio

I’m driven by the principles of curiosity, empathy, and rigour. These principles inspire approaches to research and leadership that are rooted in an ethics of care.


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Digital Anthropology

I’m a Paris-based digital anthropologist whose work explores people’s understandings of social and technological change. I have more than 15 years’ experience doing and directing research across academic and industry roles. I provide research expertise, thought leadership, and professional training on a range of thematic domains linked to the social life of technology.

PhD

I received my PhD from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) in 2021, where I prepared my dissertation under the supervision of Dr Nick Anstead and Prof Nick Couldry in the Department of Media and Communications.  You can read more about my PhD project, Voices of Outrage. You can also access my PhD thesis via LSE Theses Online and read a short interview where I discuss how right-wing groups have been bolstered by the internet on the LSE website.

Teaching

Prior to my studies at LSE, I lectured in the Department of Anthropology at Maynooth University, Ireland, where I designed and delivered lecture series in digital anthropology, political media, and globalisation. Each of my modules highlighted the role of transformative practices of meaning-making in the emergence of new forms of digital culture. You can read more about my teaching experience.

Education

I received a First Class Honours European Joint Masters in Cultural Differences and Transnational Processes CREOLE in 2009, based at Stockholms universitet, L’Université Lumière Lyon 2, and Maynooth University, where I was supervised by Dr Steve Coleman. I received a Joint First Class Honours BA International in Anthropology and French from Maynooth University in 2007, having completed an Erasmus exchange at L’Université de Toulouse II – Le Mirail.


Awards & Funding

LSE Final Year PhD Fund, 2019

NUI Travelling Studentship in Media and Communications, 2014

LSE Department of Media and Communications Postgraduate Research Studentship, 2014

Bourse mobilité internationale Rhône-Alpes (MIRA), 2008

Prix Lombard, Maynooth University, 2007

Conrad Arensberg Prize in Anthropology, Maynooth University, 2007


Professional Service

MeCCSA PGN Conference 2017 organising committee, 2016-17

LSE Media and Communications PhD Symposium organising committee, 2015

Event Administrator, Rethinking the Mediatization of Politics, 2014

News & Events Editor, Paranthropology, 2012

Honorary President, Maynooth University Anthropology Society, 2012

Postgraduate Representative, Editorial Advisory Board, Irish Journal of Anthropology, 2011-13

EASA Biennial Conference 2010 local organising committee, 2010