Hannah Knox

Hannah Knox is Professor of Anthropology at University College London. Her work concerns the relationship between technical infrastructures and social life, focusing in particular on how infrastructures, technologies, and data models frame and order the way that people imagine and engage with one another and the world around them. She has conducted research on road construction and the state in Peru, information systems and the transformation of work and welfare in the UK, and climate data and the problem of the city, also in the UK. Her current work is exploring how open data on energy and thermodynamics is being used in attempts to move towards a post-carbon culture. Hannah’s recent publications include Roads: An Anthropology of Infrastructure and Expertise (with Penny Harvey), Ethnography for a Data Saturated World (edited with Dawn Nafus), Digital Anthropology (edited with Haidy Geismar), and Thinking Like a Climate: Governing a City in Times of Environmental Change.