NINA WAKEFORD - Director of INCITE
Nina Wakeford is a Reader in Sociology and an ESRC Research Fellow 2007-2010 at Goldsmiths College, University of London.
Her previous research projects include studies of internet cafes, women's discussions lists and the use of ethnography by new technology designers. Amongst her publications are papers on virtual methodologies, queer identities, digital communities and public internet access provision.
Along with colleagues at INCITE she is interested in the ways in which collaborations can be forged between ethnographers and those from other disciplines, such as engineering and computer science. She is particularly concerned with the ways in which critical social and cultural theory can play a part in the design process, including the challenges which feminist and queer theories pose to collaborative projects between designers and sociologists, as well as technology studies.
"Pushing at the boundaries of New Media Studies" New Media & Society. 6(1), (Special Fifth Anniversary Issue: What's Changed About New Media?) 2004
"The embedding of local culture in global communication: independent internet cafes in London" New Media & Society. 5(3), 2003, 379-399
"A social history of the mobile phone with a view to its future" (with Lochoee, H & Pearson, I) British Telecom Technology Journal 21 (3) Special Issue: Telecoms Unplugged. July 2003, 203-211
"Working with new Media's Cultural Intermediaries: The development of collaborative projects at INCITE" Information, Communication and Society 6(2) 2003, 229-245
email: n.wakeford at surrey.ac.uk