Antonia Walford

Antonia Walford is a Lecturer in Digital Anthropology at University College London. Previously, she held a postdoctoral position at the University of Copenhagen's Centre for Social Data Science and was a Research Associate at the ESRC Centre for Research on Socio-Cultural Change. Her research explores the effects of the exponential growth of digital data on social and cultural imaginaries and practices. She has published articles in journals including the Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute and Social Analysis, and is currently working on a book manuscript about the data worlds of climate science, provisionally titled Data Natures, Data Cultures.

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The Properties of Property: Scientific Data

Theorizing the Contemporary

The Properties of Property: Scientific Data

In this essay, I explore how scientific data presents us with a form of temporary possession that calls forth a particular sort of subjectivity. There has been ... More

Is There an Ontology to the Digital?

Theorizing the Contemporary

Is There an Ontology to the Digital?

It might be argued that anthropology has come late to the question of whether there is an ontology to the digital. Although scholars in software and media studi... More

Digital Ontology

Theorizing the Contemporary

Digital Ontology

It might be argued that anthropology has come late to the question of whether there is an ontology to the digital. Although scholars in software and media studi... More