Picture of LinaDr Lina Dencik is Senior Lecturer at Cardiff University’s School of Journalism, Media and Culture. Her research interests broadly concern developments in media and technology and social and political change. She has published extensively in the areas of globalisation theory, activism and digital media. Currently, she is doing work in the areas of datafication and implications for understandings of social justice, looking particularly at the governance and experiences of resource-poor and marginalised communities. Lina is Co-Director of the Data Justice Lab.

Picture of FiekeFieke Jansen is a PhD candidate at the Data Justice Lab, as part of the ERC funded DATAJUSTICE project. She looks at the effects of data on society. Her research focuses on the impact of implementing data driven decision making in European police forces. Prior Fieke worked at Tactical Tech and Hivos on data, privacy and digital security programs and lead a knowledge program on the intersection of youth, technology and activism.

Picture of PhilippaPhilippa Metcalfe is a PhD candidate at the Data Justice Lab, as part of the ERC funded DATAJUSTICE project. She investigates how the datafication of society is affecting migrant and refugee communities in Europe, focusing on border policing, asylum process and access to welfare. Philippa has previously carried out research on migration, humanitarianism and European asylum policy, conducting fieldwork in Greece with migrant solidarity groups. She has completed a BA in Social Anthropology at University of Sussex (2013), and MSc in Social and Public Policy at Cardiff University (2017).

Picture of JavierJavier Sánchez Monedero is a Computer Science post-doct fellow at the Data Justice Lab, as part of the ERC funded DATAJUSTICE project. His background is in distributed systems and machine learning methods. He has experience in applied computational intelligence to several domains (biomedicine and climate analysis among other topics). He will contribute to the project by filling the knowledge gap between social and media researchers and technology as well as with technological auditing and design proposals.

Advisory Board

  • Professor Trebor Scholz (New School, New York and Founder of Platform Cooperativism)
  • Professor Natalie Fenton (Goldsmiths, University of London, UK)
  • Professor Mikkel Flyverbom (Copenhagen Business School, Denmark)
  • Professor Evelyn Ruppert (Goldsmiths, University of London, UK)
  • Professor George Danezis (University College London, UK)
  • Professor Joris Van Hoboken (University of Amsterdam, Netherlands)
  • Dr Stuart Tannock (University College London, UK)
  • Dr Sasha Costanza-Chock (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, US)
  • Dr Seda Gürses (KU Leuven, Belgium)
  • Javier Ruiz (Open Rights Group, UK)
  • Dr Leila Stockmarr (Roskilde University, Denmark)
  • Dr Seeta Peña Gangadharan (London School of Economics, UK)
  • Dr Solon Barocas (Cornell University, US)