Computer scientist turned social scientist, I’m interested in studying online communities, how they collectively produce knowledge and technology—including the organisation of software development—and how they sustain themselves.
I’m particularly interested in open source communities and projects, although I also study crowdsourcing, gig workers, and sharing platforms. Open source (and online communities in a broader sense) is a great space to study major current topics that intersect the social and societal with technology. For example, open source is often seen as a condition to the development of civic technologies. This effectively ties society’s political sustainability (in a context of democratic disenchantment) and the sustainability of software production.
I hold an MEng from University College London, and an MSc and PhD from the London School of Economics and Political Science. Previous to being a post-doctoral fellow at the Swedish Center for Digital Innovation, I was a Marie Curie fellow at the Spanish National Research Council.