Message posted on 29/11/2023

Job: Postdoc in Data Valuation (deadline Thursday!)

Apologies for cross-posting

Please forward to anyone you think might be interested.

I'm recruiting a postdoc in data value/valuation to work with me and my collaborators (from Lancaster University, Melbourne University, McMaster University & Centre for International Governance Innovation) on a SSHRC-funded project titled Digital Data Value Paradox: An Empirical Investigation of Personal Data Valuation.

The research builds on my existing research, including my new book "Data Enclaves".

The project will investigate three empirical examples of digital personal data valuation represented by international standard-setters, law courts, and digital technology businesses in order to develop a common definition and conception of personal data value and valuation that policymakers and others can use to pursue policies, regulations, and standards that promote the social value of personal data.

Based at York University, Canada. Deadline: 30 November 2023.

Job details here: 06/PDV_DataValuation.pdf

For informal inquiries, please email me.

Thanks, Kean

Kean Birch (on sabbatical, July 2023 - June 2024)

Director & Professor, Institute for Technoscience & Society

Co-Editor, Science as Culture

Series Editor, Technoscience & Society Book Series, University of Toronto Press

Editorial Board Member, Science, Technology & Human Values; Social Epistemology; Progress in Economic Geography; Humanities & Social Sciences Communications; OMICS: A Journal of Integrative Biology; and Digital.

Twitter | Website | Mastodon

Tel.: (+1) 416-736-2100, ext. 30126

Institute for Technoscience & Society | York University

4700 Keele Street Toronto ON, Canada M3J 1P3


Birch, K. (2023) Data Enclaves, London: Palgrave Macmillan.

Scott, S. et al. (eds) (2023) Business and Society: A Critical Introduction (2nd edition), London: Bloomsbury.

Birch, K. & Muniesa, F. (eds) (2020) Assetization: Turning Things into Assets in Technoscientific Capitalism, Cambridge MA: MIT Press [Open Access].


Birch, K. (2023) Assetization as a mode of techno-economic governance: Knowledge, education, and personal data in the UNs System of National Accounts, Economy & Society. [Open Access]

Amuchastegui, M., Birch, K. and Kaltenbrunner, W. (2023) The intersections between sociology and STS: A Big Data approach, Sociological Perspectives. [Open Access]

Birch, K. and Ward, C. (2023) Response: Struggling over new asset geographies, Dialogues in Human Geography.

Birch, K. (2023) There are no markets anymore: From neoliberalism to Big Tech, State of Power 2023 Report, The Transnational Institute (3 Feb) [Open Access].

Birch, K. and Ward, C. (2023) Introduction: Critical approaches to rentiership, Environment and Planning A 55(6): 1429-1437

Birch, K. (2023) Reflexive expectations in innovation financing: An analysis of venture capital as a mode of valuation, Social Studies of Science 53(1): 29-48 [Open Access].

Birch, K. and Ward, C. (2022) Assetization and the 'new asset geographies', Dialogues in Human Geography [Open Access].

Kaltenbrunner, W., Birch, K., van Leeuwen, T. and Amuchastegui, M. (2022) Changing publication practices and the typification of the journal article in science & technology studies, Social Studies of Science 52(5): 758-782 [Open Access].

Guay, R. and Birch, K. (2022) A comparative analysis of data governance: Socio-technical imaginaries of digital personal data in the USA and EU (2008-2016), Big Data & Society 9(2): 1-13 [Open Access].

Kaltenbrunner, W., Birch, K. and Amuchastegui, M. (2022) Editorial work and the peer review economy of STS journals, Science, Technology, & Human Values 47(4): 670-697 [Open Access].

Birch, K., Ward, C. and Tretter, E. (2022) Special Section Introduction: New frontiers of techno-economic rentiership, Competition and Change 26(3-4): 407-414 [Open Access].

Birch, K. and Bronson, K. (2022) Forum Introduction: Big Tech, Science as Culture 31(1): 1-14 [Open Access].

Birch, K. and Cochrane, D.T. (2022) Big Tech: Four emerging forms of digital rentiership, Science as Culture 31(1): 44-58 [Open Access]

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