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Nina Wakeford

Staff details

PositionReader
Department Sociology
Email n.wakeford (@gold.ac.uk)
Phone+44 (0)20 7919 7081

Dr Nina Wakeford has had a long history of collaboration with PAPR and Intel Research, having received two AIM grants in the field of the social studies of technology (sponsored by Genevieve Bell).

She founded and continues to lead a research group (INCITE) that has conducted studies in the context of new technology development, including collaborative work with Sapient, FXPal and British Telecom, as well as leading an investigative "mission" on best practice in user-centred design for the UK government.

Teaching

Nina currently co-ordinates the PhD programme in Visual Sociology at Goldsmiths.

Research Interests

Nina has played an active role in the Ethnographic Praxis in Industry Conference (EPIC), and has regularly presented papers at both academic and industry-led events. She has just completed a three-year Fellowship funded by the UK Economic and Social Research Council in which she looked at the translations of social science knowledge and methodologies into other fields, and the knowledge making practices that academic social science might adapt from commercial settings.

Previous research projects have included studies of internet cafes, women's discussions lists and the use of ethnography by new technology designers.

Publications

Edited Book

Inventive Methods: The Happening of the Social London
Lury, Celia and Wakeford, Nina, eds. 2012. Inventive Methods: The Happening of the Social London. Abingdon and New York: Routledge. ISBN 978-0-415-57481-5

Book Section

A Conversation about Models and Prototypes
Prophet, Jane and Wakeford, Nina. 2010. A Conversation about Models and Prototypes. In: Hazel Gardiner and Charlie Gere, eds. Art Practice in a Digital Culture. London: Ashgate, pp. 43-60. ISBN 978-0-754-67623-2

Article

Number ecologies: numbers and numbering practices
Day, Sophie E.; Lury, Celia and Wakeford, Nina. 2014. Number ecologies: numbers and numbering practices. Distinktion: Journal of Social Theory, 15(2), pp. 123-154. ISSN 1600-910X

Conference or Workshop Item

Affect and Curating: Feeling the Curatorial
Reckitt, Helena; Blackman, Lisa; Wakeford, Nina and Fisher, Jennifer. 2016. 'Affect and Curating: Feeling the Curatorial'. In: Affect and Curating: Feeling the Curatorial. Whitechapel Gallery, London, United Kingdom 19 January 2017.

Replacing the Networked Society with Social Foam: A Revolution for Corporate Ethnography?
Wakeford, Nina. 2011. 'Replacing the Networked Society with Social Foam: A Revolution for Corporate Ethnography?'. In: Ethnographic Praxis in Industry Conference Proceedings. Colorado, United States.

Printed Ephemera

Making and Opening: Entangling Design and Social Science - conference delegate hand-out
Wilkie, Alex; Kerridge, Tobie; Michael, Mike; Gaver, William; Wakeford, Nina and Jungnickel, Kat. 2010. Making and Opening: Entangling Design and Social Science - conference delegate hand-out.