Sophie Clarke

Thesis title 

Biometrics, data infrastructure and the management of displaced populations.


This research seeks to interrogate how the data infrastructure of digital identity ‘sees’ those registered by it, and to what extent social categories (ethnicity, gender, disability) are constructed, reified, or disrupted by interactions with such technology.

I will explore how machine learning algorithms trouble our understanding of categorisation, in order to understand the ethical and material impact on refugees and asylum seekers.