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Matt Spencer (Assistant Professor)

Matt Spencer (Assistant Professor)

I work in Science & Technology Studies, with a focus on the relations between knowledge and digital technology. My previous research has focussed on computational practices in science. My PhD, Reason and Representation in Scientific Simulation, was based on an ethnographic study of a research group at Imperial College in London. My current research examines knowledge practices in the field of cyber security.

Academic Profile

I joined CIM in June 2017. I gained my PhD in Cultural Studies from Goldsmiths, University of London in 2013. Prior to that I studied Social Anthropology at the University of Cambridge.

In addition to my academic research, I have worked professionally in IT and digital technology delivery, spanning web, mobile, e-learning and information systems technologies, for a range of clients, primarily in media, transport and public sector.

Selected Publications

Spencer, M. 2015 ‘Brittleness and Bureaucracy: Software as a Material for Science.’ Perspectives on Science 23.4: 466-484
Spencer, M. 2013 'Doing Science Justice: Speculative Materialism and the Facticity of Research'. Symploke 21.1: 163-177
Spencer, M 2012. 'Memory and Trouble with Images in Computational Science'. Spontaneous Generations 6.1: 34-42
Spencer, M. 2012. 'Image and Practice: Visualisation in Computational Fluid Dynamics Research'. Interdisciplinary Science Reviews. 37.1: 96-111

Matt Spencer (Assistant Professor)


Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies
B0.26 Social Sciences
University of Warwick

Email: M dot Spencer dot 1 at warwick dot ac dot uk