Noortje Marres (Associate Professor)
My work contributes to the interdisciplinary field of Science, Technology and Society (STS) and investigates issues at the intersection of innovation, politics, and everday environments: problems of participation in technological societies; the role of objects in public involvement; living experiments; the changing relations between social science and social life in a digital age. I also work on social research methodology, in particular issue mapping, and am interested in developing creative forms of inquiry between the social sciences, computing and the arts.
Further information: personal site.
Science and technology studies, digital methods, controversy analysis, issue mapping, actor-network theory, living experiments, technologies of participation.
I joined Warwick and CIM in September 2015 having previously held posts at Goldsmiths, University of London (2011-2015; 2007-2009), the University of Oxford (2009-2011), and the University of Amsterdam (2005-2007). I was a Visiting Fellow at the Berlin Social Science Centre in 2014. At Goldsmiths, I directed the Centre for Invention and Social Process (2011-2015). I studied Sociology and Philosophy of Science and Technology at the University of Amsterdam, and did my doctoral research at that same university, and at the Ecole des Mines (Paris).
Scoping issues in autonomous vehicle research at the science/society interface, Research development Project, University of Warwick, 2016-2017.
Digital Sociology: the Reinvention of Social Research (Polity, 2017)
Marres, N., J. Lezaun and M. Tironi (2016), "Experiments in Participation", STS Handbook, Volume 4, edited by C. Miller, E. Smitt-Doer, U. Felt and R. Fouche, Cambridge: MIT Press.
Marres, N. (2015) "Why Map Issues? On Controversy as a Digital Method." Science, Technology & Human Values 40: 655-686, doi:10.1177/0162243915574602, [article]
C. Lury, and N. Marres (2015) Notes on Objectual Valuation, in: Making Things Valuable, edited by M. Kornberger, L. Justessen, A. Koed Madsen and J. Mouritsen, Oxford: Oxford University Press
Marres, N. and C. Gerlitz (2015) "Interface Methods: Renegotiating relations between digital social research, STS and sociology." Sociological Review, 14 August, doi: 10.1111/1467-954X.12314
Marres, N., & Weltevrede, E. (2013). Scraping the Social? Issues in live social research. Journal of Cultural Economy, 6(3), 313-335
Marres, N., & Lezaun, J. (2011). Materials and devices of the public: an introduction. Economy and society, 40(4), 489-509
Marres, N. (2007). The issues deserve more credit pragmatist contributions to the study of public involvement in controversy. Social Studies of Science, 37(5), 759-780
Marres, N. (2005) No issue, no public: Democratic deficits after the displacement of politics, Doctoral dissertation, University of Amsterdam, [dissertation]
Marres, N. (2015) What makes a public affair? Haus der Kunst, Munich, April 16, [video]
Marres, N. interview with M. Carrigan (2014) about Digital Sociology, LSE Impact Blog, December 3, [interview]