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Daniel Allington

Senior Lecturer in Social and Cultural Artificial Intelligence, King's College London

I am a computational social scientist with a strong background in more conventional research methods. I have a particular interest in problems of hatred, inequality, and exclusion, as well as in the ever-evolving relationships between culture, politics, and technology. I believe in addressing research questions using every available tool, from ethnography and surveys to statistical text processing and social network analysis.

I have been based at King's College London since 2018. I began my academic career as a research associate at the Open University in 2007, becoming Lecturer in Applied Linguistics at the same institution the following year. In 2015, I was made Associate Professor of Digital Cultures at UWE Bristol, and in 2016, I was appointed Lecturer in Digital Media at the University of Leicester. I am an associate editor of Journal of Contemporary Antisemitism and a section editor of Open Information Science.


  • 2016–present
    Lecturer in Digital Media, University of Leicester
  • 2015–2016
    Associate Professor of Digital Culture, UWE Bristol
  • 2008–2015
    Lecturer in Applied Linguistics, Open University
  • 2007–2008
    Research Associate, Open University