Jonathan Gray is Lecturer in Critical Infrastructure Studies at the Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London. He is writing a book on Data Worlds and his current research focuses on the politics and social life of public data.
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 focuses on the politics of public data, including practices, technologies and imaginaries associated with open data. He is particularly interested in how the emerging fields of “data studies” and “critical data studies” can be leveraged to inform “critical data practice”.
He has also contributed to the development of digital methods for social and cultural research – including in the context of digital sociology. He is also interested in other emerging areas of “data work” – including data journalism, and the use of digital data, methods and tools in public policy.
Jonathan is currently involved in teaching and developing courses on the politics of data, digital methods, digital sociology, data journalism, digital journalism and the social life of big data.
Expertise and Public Engagement
In addition to his academic work, Jonathan has a professional background in the civil society sector, public policy and data journalism. He is Senior Advisor at the global civil society organisation Open Knowledge International where he has founded and co-founded numerous initiatives, including the Data Journalism Handbook, Europe’s Energy, Open Data for Tax Justice, OpenSpending, Open Trials, The Public Domain Review and Where Does My Money Go?. He is on the Advisory Board of the LSE Impact Blog at the London School of Economics and Political Science, and of the Fair Tax Mark, a non-profit initiative dedicated to promoting tax transparency and fairness. He is a regular contributor to The Guardian and Open Democracy and has been interviewed by numerous publications and media organisations about his work.
Gray, J. & Bounegru, L., 1 Nov 2020, 2 ed. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press. Research output: Book/Report - Book
Gray, J., 13 Oct 2020, Reassembling Scholarly Communications: Histories, Infrastructures, and Global Politics of Open Access. Eve, M. P. & Gray, J. (eds.). Cambridge, MA, USA: The MIT Press Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding - Chapter. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.7551/mitpress/11885.003.0026
Eve, M. P. & Gray, J., 13 Oct 2020, Cambridge, MA, USA: The MIT Press. 472 p. Research output: Book/Report - Book. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.7551/mitpress/11885.001.0001
Gray, J., 6 Oct 2020, Critical Zones: The Science and Politics of Landing on Earth. Latour, B. & Weibel, P. (eds.). Cambridge, MA, USA: The MIT Press Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding - Chapter
Gray, J., 16 Apr 2020, Data Visualization in Society. Engebretsen, M. & Kennedy, H. (eds.). Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, p. 313-328 Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding - Chapter. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.5117/9789463722902_ch19
Gray, J., 6 Mar 2020, The Data Storytelling Workbook. Feigenbaum, A. & Alamalhodaei, A. (eds.). Routledge Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding - Chapter
Gray, J., Bounegru, L. & Venturini, T., 1 Feb 2020, In : New media & society. 22, 2, p. 317-341 25 p. Research output: Contribution to journal - Article. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.1177/1461444819856912
Gray, J., 1 Aug 2019, Data in Society: Challenging Statistics in an Age of Globalisation. Evans, J., Ruane, S. & Southall, H. (eds.). Bristol: The Policy Press Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding - Chapter
Gray, J., 7 Jun 2019, In : Information Communication & Society. 22, 7, p. 971-991 21 p. Research output: Contribution to journal - Article. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.1080/1369118X.2019.1573915
Gray, J. & Lammerhirt, D., 2019, Good Data. Daly, A., Devitt, K. & Mann, M. (eds.). Amsterdam: Institute of Network Cultures Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding - Chapter