I am Lecturer in Global Digital Cultures at the Department of Digital Humanities in King’s College, London. In my research, I study the seemingly mundane everyday operation and governance of the Internet through a blend of sociological and technological analysis. My interest is in the intrinsic qualities of interdependence which characterize Internet infrastructure. I employ qualitative methods in my research to study the practices, communities and institutions of the technical personnel responsible for building and operating the interconnected, interdependent technological systems of Internet infrastructure.
I won the 2016 iConference Doctoral Dissertation Award for my dissertation, in which I studied the role of social trust relationships in the practice of interconnecting the thousands of networks which make up the global Internet. In ongoing research, I have been studying social relations of practice and organisational problems in the field of cybersecurity.
I graduated with a Ph.D. from the UC Berkeley School of Information in 2014. Prior to my doctoral studies, I spent a decade as a programmer and technical architect in companies such as Adobe Systems and Sun Microsystems.