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Professor of Sociology, University of York

Professor of Sociology at the University of York, UK.
His most recent book is The Tensions of Algorithmic Thinking: Automation, Intelligence and the Politics of Knowing (published by Bristol University Press).
David's research explores how transformations in technology and media have reshaped culture and society.
In recent years his work has focused mainly upon questions around the politics of data, metrics and algorithms.
In addition to this, he also works on the history and future of social thought.


  • –present
    Professor of Sociology, University of York


  • 2006 
    University of York, PhD in Sociology