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Ruppert, Evelyn

Ruppert, Evelyn

Van Doorn Fellow

Citizen Data

Project Description

In a time of alternative facts, what constitutes legitimate knowledge and expertise are major political sites of contention and struggle and require going beyond defending existing data practices towards inventing new ones. What then does this mean for official statistics and knowledge of societies? I will be developing possible models of ‘citizen data’ that approach official statistics as collective accomplishments and matters of democratic debate and deliberation where citizens are active in the making of knowledge about societies of which they are a part.