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Vita Peacock

Vita Peacock is an affiliate of the Minderoo Centre for Technology and Democracy.

She is an anthropologist working at the intersection of anthropology, sociology and history to examine contemporary developments in digital politics.

Vita is currently Principal Investigator of the ERC Project Surveillance and Moral Community: Anthropologies of Monitoring in Germany and Britain, exploring why people use a range of monitoring technologies to advance projects they value, as well as the critiques of them. Vita own research collaborates with privacy and data protection advocates across Germany, to understand why it is home to comparatively strong privacy sentiment.

She has held appointments at Cambridge, Columbia, Humboldt University, KCL, LMU Munich and UCL. Her research has been supported by the Royal Anthropological Institute, the AHRC, the ESRC, and the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, and was awarded the EASA Early Career Award. She is co-founder and co-convenor of the Anthropology of Surveillance Network (ANSUR), which publishes regular podcasts on the anthropology of surveillance.

Vita Peacock


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