Theodora is an OII DPhil student. Her research in digital anthropology examines digital detoxing and the widespread cultural narrative that sees digital sociality as inherently ‘lesser’ or less ‘natural’ than previous forms of communication.
Theodora is an OII DPhil student. Her research in digital anthropology examines digital detoxing and techno-anxiety, pre-digital nostalgia and the widespread cultural narrative of digital technology as inherently ‘lesser’ or less ‘natural’ than previous forms of communication.
Digital Anthropology, Techno-anxiety, Digital Detoxing, Pre-digital nostalgia, Techno-utopia, Nature and ‘the natural’, Mediation, Social Media, Silicon Valley, Online dating, Digital addiction, Post techno-apocalyptic Narratives, Food and dieting, Eco Warriors, Healthism, History of Communication Technology, Western attitudes to Technological Change
Positions held at the OII
- DPhil student, October 2015 –
Supervisors at the OII
- (2017) "Our Virtues and Devices: Exploring the Digital Detox" In: Are We All Addicts Now? Digital Dependence Bartlett, V. and Bowden-Jones, H. (eds.).
- (2017) "Disconnect to reconnect: The food/technology metaphor in digital detoxing", First Monday. 22 (6).
23 January 2019
Panellists will reflect on ethical challenges in the context of digital ethnography and how they overcame any hurdles by sharing their approaches.
24 July 2018 The New Statesman
As an anthropologist specialising in ‘Digital Detoxing,’ I’ve watched years of anti-tech rhetoric play out through over-used riffs.