Shireen Walton is a lecturer in anthropology at Goldsmiths, University of London. Her research is in the field of visual and digital cultures, and migration and mobilities, with a focus on multimodal ethnography. She has carried out ethnographic fieldwork in Iran, the UK, Italy, and online. She received her PhD in 2015 from the School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography, University of Oxford, with a thesis on popular digital photography in/of Iran. She joined UCL Anthropology in 2016 as a teaching fellow in material and visual culture, before carrying out postdoctoral research at the same institution between 2017-2020 as part of the ERC-funded project ‘The Anthropology of Smartphones and Smart Ageing’ (ASSA). Her research on the project involved 16 months of urban-digital ethnographic research in Milan, during which time she was a Visiting Researcher at the Department of Sociology and Social Research at the University of Milano-Bicocca. Her monograph based on this research, Ageing with Smartphones in Urban Italy: Care and Community in Milan and Beyond (2021), is published open-access with UCL Press as part of the ASSA book series, with the forthcoming Italian translation (2022) to be published by Ledizioni.
Sabato 9 aprile
An Anthropology of the Smartphone / Smartphones, Ageing, and Everyday Life
Aula Magna, Piazza Scaravilli 2.
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Il professor Daniel Miller parlerà del suo ultimo progetto “The global smartphone” prendendo in considerazione come gli smartphone siano diventati un luogo all'interno del quale viviamo e con cui abbiamo sviluppato un'intimità senza precedenti. Dopo una breve pausa, Shireen Walton presenterà alcuni dei principali risultati del suo ultimo libro “Ageing with Smartphones in Urban Italy: Care and Community in Milan and Beyond”, che tratta lo smartphone come un compagno costante nella vita di tutti i giorni.