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I’m a social science researcher at the Tilburg Institute of Law and Technology focusing on digital governance and trying to figure out: How can we reconcile the demands of economic development with data justice?

I firmly believe in asking the right questions – so I ask a lot of them, hoping that by temporarily forgetting about looking stupid I’ll find the right ones and get to the answers. And then we can write them up and get them to the people that need them.

You can find me on Twitter, find my CV on LinkedIn, and my scholarly publications here. You can also send me an email here.

Short bio

Shazade Jameson’s interdisciplinary research has focused on how data becomes knowledge, and the implications for privacy and [urban] governance worldwide. With a background in global development, integrated sustainability, and psychology, her focus is on how to incorporate different disciplines and ways of working for effectiveness, efficiency and ethics. She’s curious about how regulation drives incentives for ethical development and the balance between flexibility and structure in systemic change.

Shazade is currently a doctoral researcher at the Tilburg Institute of Law, Technology and Society, working on Data Justice with Dr. Taylor. Previously she worked as a consulting researcher for civil society organisations, including the Digital Enlightenment Forum. She holds an MSc. in International Development Studies from the University of Amsterdam, NL, and a BSc. in Psychology from the University of Sussex, UK.

Keywords: data governance, ethics, urban studies


Blog Manifesto

I believe in knowing what you know, and admitting what you don’t. Together with the goodwill to make improvements, having the humility to accept what is a) bullshit and b) unknown, are the fundamental principles to progress. This is why I ask a lot of questions.

Foucault was a genius and revolutionised social thought, but he and most of the post-structuralist and subaltern critical thinkers he spawned have to make up very long words and are bloody incomprehensible.

We need people to apply critical thinking to the real world in real-people language. This means that on this blog, I write like I talk, probably over a beer with friends. And thats where some of the best insights come, because you’ve let whatever guard you had down, and there is a space for creative and critical thought.