In the tradition of Science and Technology Studies, I see technology as a mediator for knowledge and action. In this capacity, it plays a key role in how social order is imagined, produced, and maintained.
In my research, I investigate how the implementation of new technological tools transforms these processes.
To do so, I focus on security organizations and explore their rationales and practices that are co-constituted between the technological and the social.
I consider it important to understand how professionals think about security and enact it with and through technological means such as data sharing, algorithmically supported intelligence production, or biometric identification.
To explore the lifeworlds of security professionals, I prefer to employ qualitative empirical methods that allow me to capture the formation of socio-technical relations in a detailed, in-depth fashion.
I am currently Principal Investigator at the CURATE Project (ERC/SERI Starting Grant) that investigates data quality and related practices in European law enforcement and border control.
In the past, I have conducted studies on predictive policing, EU AFSJ databases, aviation security, research governance, as well as science and innovation policy.