Wales Institute of Social & Economic Research, Data & Methods
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Dr Wil Chivers

Wil-Chivers2.jpgRole: Social Media Research Associate

Institution: Cardiff University

Email: ChiversWG1@cardiff.ac.uk

Telephone: 029 20875846

Biography

Wil is a WISERD Research Associate based in the School of Social Sciences at Cardiff University. His PhD thesis explores the nature of contemporary governance by examining the changing landscape of digital surveillance and resistance. Wil has a background in criminology and sociology and prior to taking up his current position in WISERD, worked on ESRC/EPSRC-funded research investigating business-related cybercrime in the UK.

In his spare time, Wil is a keen climber and cyclist and more than a little bit of a fan of Doctor Who.

Research Interests

  • Internet and society
  • Digital surveillance
  • Civil society, social networks and resistance/Internet activism
  • Social control and governance
  • Geographies of power
  • Online social research

Current Research

Wil is working across the WISERD Civil Society research programme, exploring the relationship between engagement with social media and civil society. He is also drawing on an interest in developing innovative methodologies to examine the potential that social media research methods can bring to this field.

 

 

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