Jo Bates, Advanced Partner

University of Sheffield

Information Studies

Jo Bates is a Senior Lecturer in Information Politics and Policy based at the University of Sheffield Information School. My research examines two interrelated factors (1) the socio-material factors that constitute how data are produced, used and move between different people and organisations, and how particular cultural constructs come to take on substance in data through the activities of practitioners, and how and why efforts are made to institutionalise specific forms of data practice in the form of data policies and legislation, and (2) the actual and potential socio-material consequences of these emergent forms of data practice and governance.

Paper by Jo:

Data journeys: Capturing the socio-material constitution of data objects and flows