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Dr Huw C. Davies

Former Researcher

Dr Huw C. Davies

Former Researcher


Huw’s interests and projects can be broadly described as digital sociology – the study of how society shapes technology and vice versa, with ongoing collaboration with Rebecca Eynon.

Huw is a co-convenor of the BSA’s Digital Sociology Study Group which seeks to provide a forum for sociologists who are using digital methods and critically examining digital technology’s impact on society. Because technology doesn’t exist outside of society, Huw is committed to helping to make the sociology of race, gender, and class central to the study of digital technology.

Research Interests

  • Digital inequalities particularly relative to educational inequalities.
  • Young people’s digital skills and literacies.
  • Filter bubbles, mis/disinformation & conspiracy theories.
  • Digital methodologies including graph databases and ontologies.
  • Social theory; especially Bourdieu, Foucault, and Critical Realism.
  • Children’s safety &  privacy online relative to the Internet of Toys.
  • The sociology of crowd working and freelancing that is mediated by digital platforms.
  • The relationship between AI and education now and in the future.

Positions at the OII

  • Research Associate, February 2020 - February 2022
  • Researcher, June 2015 - January 2020



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