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Dr Jonathan W. Y. Gray

Senior Lecturer in Critical Infrastructure Studies

  • Director, Centre for Digital Culture

Research interests

  • Digital

Pronouns

he/him

Biography

Jonathan Gray is Senior Lecturer in Critical Infrastructure Studies at the Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London. He is also Co-Founder of the Public Data Lab; Research Associate at the Digital Methods Initiative (University of Amsterdam) and Research Associate at the médialab (Sciences Po, Paris). More about him can be found at jonathangray.org

Research Interests and PhD Supervision

Jonathan's work explores the role of digital data, digital methods and digital infrastructures in the composition of collective life.

He is currently working on a book on Data Worlds: The Politics Open and Public Data in the Digital Age (under contract at MIT Press). He has recently co-edited books on scholarly communication infrastructures (with Martin Eve) and data journalism practices (with Liliana Bounegru).

He is also part of projects exploring humanities-based digital methods for studying environmental issues; online mobilisations of East and Southeast Asian (ESEA) communities in the UK; and critical technical practices in digital research.

Teaching

Jonathan is currently co-convening modules on digital methods and data practices – with a particular focus on critical and creative engagements with digital data, methods and infrastructures.

    Research

    CDC header
    Centre for Digital Culture

    The Centre for Digital Culture at King’s College London is an interdisciplinary research centre promoting research and debate on digital culture

    air pollution erlt
    Engaged Research-led Teaching

    This project explores how researchers, students & external organisations might work as co-inquirers, taking into account varied perspectives, needs & concerns.

    Project status: Completed

    Screenshot 2022-12-14 at 11.06.05
    Computational Humanities Research Group

    Computational Humanities research group

    SUPERB
    SUPERB: Upscaling Forest Restoration

    A large and powerful multi-stakeholder network aimed at creating transformative change towards large-scale restoration, part of a major Horizon2020 programme.

    Project status: Ongoing

    Activist in Residence
    The Activist-in-Residence Scheme

    Supporting researchers and activists to develop solutions for societal challenges.

    Project status: Ongoing

    datafutures
    Centre for Data Futures

    Bringing together interdisciplinary experts to focus on participatory infrastructure throughout the life of data-reliant tools.

    News

    Faculty of Arts & Humanities launches innovative Activist-in-Residence Scheme

    A new initiative run by the Faculty of Arts & Humanities seeks to explore mutually beneficial connections between activism and academic research.

    Activist-in-Residence Scheme

    Listening to forests: new project explores soundscapes as method for ecological research

    A new collaboration between the Departments of Geography and Digital Humanities explores how soundscapes can be used as a way to 'attend' to forest life.

    Forestscapes

    SUPERB researchers contribute to forest restoration across Europe

    Liliana Bounegru and Jonathan Gray co-lead a team at the Department of Digital Humanities, exploring how humanities-based digital methods can contribute...

    Carpathian mountains in the winter, the trees are covered in snow

    New edition of Data Journalism Handbook now open access with Amsterdam University Press

    The book provides a wide-ranging collection of perspectives on how data journalism is done around the world.

    news journalism shutterstock

    New AHRC funded project investigates COVID-19 conspiracy theories

    AHRC project explores the WHO’s warning about an ‘infodemic’ and the harmful impact of conspiracy theories and misinformation during a global pandemic.

    White smart phone on a wooden table emitting holographic image of social media related icons. Blurred city background.

    What can citizen-generated data do? New research collaboration around UN Sustainable Development Goals

    A new research initiative led by the Public Data Lab, King's College London and Open Knowledge International will map and explore what "citizen-generated...

    collaboration

    New Staff in Digital Humanities for 2017-18

    The Department of Digital Humanities welcomes 12 new staff members for 2017-18.

    New Staff

    Students take part in data hackathon with experts and journalists

    The Department of Digital Humanities ran its first data journalism hackathon workshop

    Student Group Work

    Events

    27AprGCIDFI Blend

    Discovering our Digital Futures and exploring our Global Cultures

    King's is pleased to launch the new Digital Futures Institute and Global Cultures Institute.

    Please note: this event has passed.

    30JanData optics event Digital Humanities Header

    Data Optics: Recognition, Events, Crises

    Join us for a workshop on Data Optics: Recognition, Events, Crises co-organised by the Australian Cultural Data Engine, King’s Digital Lab and the Department...

    Please note: this event has passed.

    26JanREDACT accompanying image 2_Clare Birchall

    Conspiracy Theories in the Time of Covid-19: Panel Discussion and Book Launch

    A panel discussion to launch a new book, Conspiracy Theories in the Time of Covid-19 with co-authors, Clare Birchall and Peter Knight.

    Please note: this event has passed.

      Research

      CDC header
      Centre for Digital Culture

      The Centre for Digital Culture at King’s College London is an interdisciplinary research centre promoting research and debate on digital culture

      air pollution erlt
      Engaged Research-led Teaching

      This project explores how researchers, students & external organisations might work as co-inquirers, taking into account varied perspectives, needs & concerns.

      Project status: Completed

      Screenshot 2022-12-14 at 11.06.05
      Computational Humanities Research Group

      Computational Humanities research group

      SUPERB
      SUPERB: Upscaling Forest Restoration

      A large and powerful multi-stakeholder network aimed at creating transformative change towards large-scale restoration, part of a major Horizon2020 programme.

      Project status: Ongoing

      Activist in Residence
      The Activist-in-Residence Scheme

      Supporting researchers and activists to develop solutions for societal challenges.

      Project status: Ongoing

      datafutures
      Centre for Data Futures

      Bringing together interdisciplinary experts to focus on participatory infrastructure throughout the life of data-reliant tools.

      News

      Faculty of Arts & Humanities launches innovative Activist-in-Residence Scheme

      A new initiative run by the Faculty of Arts & Humanities seeks to explore mutually beneficial connections between activism and academic research.

      Activist-in-Residence Scheme

      Listening to forests: new project explores soundscapes as method for ecological research

      A new collaboration between the Departments of Geography and Digital Humanities explores how soundscapes can be used as a way to 'attend' to forest life.

      Forestscapes

      SUPERB researchers contribute to forest restoration across Europe

      Liliana Bounegru and Jonathan Gray co-lead a team at the Department of Digital Humanities, exploring how humanities-based digital methods can contribute...

      Carpathian mountains in the winter, the trees are covered in snow

      New edition of Data Journalism Handbook now open access with Amsterdam University Press

      The book provides a wide-ranging collection of perspectives on how data journalism is done around the world.

      news journalism shutterstock

      New AHRC funded project investigates COVID-19 conspiracy theories

      AHRC project explores the WHO’s warning about an ‘infodemic’ and the harmful impact of conspiracy theories and misinformation during a global pandemic.

      White smart phone on a wooden table emitting holographic image of social media related icons. Blurred city background.

      What can citizen-generated data do? New research collaboration around UN Sustainable Development Goals

      A new research initiative led by the Public Data Lab, King's College London and Open Knowledge International will map and explore what "citizen-generated...

      collaboration

      New Staff in Digital Humanities for 2017-18

      The Department of Digital Humanities welcomes 12 new staff members for 2017-18.

      New Staff

      Students take part in data hackathon with experts and journalists

      The Department of Digital Humanities ran its first data journalism hackathon workshop

      Student Group Work

      Events

      27AprGCIDFI Blend

      Discovering our Digital Futures and exploring our Global Cultures

      King's is pleased to launch the new Digital Futures Institute and Global Cultures Institute.

      Please note: this event has passed.

      30JanData optics event Digital Humanities Header

      Data Optics: Recognition, Events, Crises

      Join us for a workshop on Data Optics: Recognition, Events, Crises co-organised by the Australian Cultural Data Engine, King’s Digital Lab and the Department...

      Please note: this event has passed.

      26JanREDACT accompanying image 2_Clare Birchall

      Conspiracy Theories in the Time of Covid-19: Panel Discussion and Book Launch

      A panel discussion to launch a new book, Conspiracy Theories in the Time of Covid-19 with co-authors, Clare Birchall and Peter Knight.

      Please note: this event has passed.