Data, Governance and the Politics of Method

Workshop with Professor Evelyn Ruppert

Where: IT University of Copenhagen, Rued Langgaards Vej 7, Copenhagen
When: 15 March 2019, 12.00—15.00
Room: TBA

Data (both big and small) has become a heated matter of public concern and academic interest. As data continues to multiply and proliferate, compelling new questions emerge. How do new forms of data and methods become legitimate and official? How does data shape and have consequences for how people understand themselves as political subjects? And how are new forms of power taking shape through data-intensive arrangements? In this workshop, one of the leading scholars in the field, Professor Evelyn Ruppert, will present her newest research on these questions. The workshop will feature an open discussion with Professor Ruppert based around her forthcoming paper, The Politics of Method: Taming the New, Making Data Official (International Political Sociology, with Stephan Scheel), and also give PhD students the opportunity to present their research and receive feedback from Professor Ruppert.


Registration is limited to 30 participants (PhD students or PostDocs) and there are 5 slots available for PhD presentations. PhD students are encouraged to present work-in-progress and will receive feedback from both Evelyn Ruppert, Brit Ross Winthereik and workshop participants. When registering, please state clearly if you wish to present at the workshop and attach a short description of your work (max 200 words). Participation is based on a first come, first served basis, while presentations will be picked by the organizers based on thematic fit. Presenters will be notified two weeks in advance. All registration should be done by mail to Jannick Schou. Please include mail, name, institutional affiliation and (if applying for a presentation) a short description of your work.

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