Welcome...

A. Pelizza PhD (Annalisa)

Visiting Professor in Science and Technology Studies

About Me

Annalisa Pelizza is Professor of Science and Technology Studies (STS) at the University of Bologna, where she holds the Chair in Sociology of Communication Processes, and Visiting Professor at the Science, Technology and Policy Studies department of the University of Twente. Before joining Bologna, she was Associate Professor at the STePS department.

Her research focuses on STS-informed methodologies to study fleeting online sociability, and on governance by data infrastructures shaping modern institutions. Regarding the latter, her “vectorial” conceptualization of socio-technical change tackles information systems as both methodological entry points and performative actors. With her work, Annalisa brings tools proper to STS analyses to investigate and expand information systems studies and political sociology. This combination is made possible by her former experience working with governmental agencies and engineering companies, developing large-scale IT infrastructures.

Annalisa Pelizza was the recipient of several European Commission scientific grants and currently leads the “Processing Citizenship” (http://processingcitizenship.eu) research group, funded by the European Research Council. The team investigates transnational data infrastructures for migration management as activities of European governance transformation. She held visiting professorships at the Center for Technology in Society at the Munich Technical University (2016) and the Institute for Advanced Studies in Paris (2017).

 

Expertise

Business & Economics
Government Information
Information Systems
Migrants
Ontology
Social Sciences
Information System
Internet Community
Land Registries
Technology Studies

Research

Annalisa Pelizza's research focuses on STS-informed methodologies to study fleeting online sociability, and on how the governance by data infrastructures reshapes modern institutions. Her “vectorial” conceptualization of socio-technical change tackles information systems as both methodological entry points and actors performing new socio-political orders. As methodological resources, studying information systems allows uncovering broader but unnoticed transformations buried in technical minutiae. As actors, information systems invisibly shape long-term changes in the modern order of authority. Her work adopts tools proper to STS analyses to investigate data infrastructures and political sociology.

Annalisa Pelizza held visiting professorships at the Center for Technology in Society at the Munich Technical University (2016), the Institute for Advanced Studies in Paris (2017), the University of Twente (2019-2022).

Publications

Recent
Van Rossem, W. , & Pelizza, A. (2021). Ontology Explorer: A method to analyse data models for identifying and registering border crossers. Abstract from New Ma­te­ria­list In­for­ma­tics 2021, Kassel, Hesse, Germany.
Pelizza, A. , & Van Rossem, W. (2021). Sensing European alterity: An analogy between sensors and Hotspots in transnational security network. In N. Klimburg-Witjes, N. Poechhacker, & G. C. Bowker (Eds.), Sensing In/Security: Sensors as Transnational Security Infrastructures (pp. 262-286). Mattering Press. https://doi.org/10.28938/9781912729111
Dijstelbloem, H. , & Pelizza, A. (2019). The State is the Secret: For a relational approach to the study of border and mobility control in Europe. In M. de Goede, E. Bosma, & P. Pallister-Wilkins (Eds.), Secrecy and Methodology in Security Research: A Guide to Qualitative Fieldwork (1 ed., pp. 48-62). Routledge.
Pelizza, A. (2017). Processing Citizenship: On peopling ‘aliens’ for peopling ‘Europe’. Paper presented at Peopling ‘Europe’ through Data Practices, London, United Kingdom.
Pelizza, A. , & Kuhlmann, S. (2017). Mining Governance Mechanisms: Innovation policy, practice and theory facing algorithmic decision-making. In E. G. Carayannis, D. F. J. Campbell, & M. P. Efthymiopoulos (Eds.), Handbook of Cyber-Development, Cyber-Democracy, and Cyber-Defense Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-06091-0_29-1

UT Research Information System

Affiliated Study Programmes

Bachelor

Master

Courses Academic Year  2021/2022

Courses in the current academic year are added at the moment they are finalised in the Osiris system. Therefore it is possible that the list is not yet complete for the whole academic year.
 

Courses Academic Year  2020/2021

Projects

Annalisa Pelizza was the recipient of several European Commission scientific grants and currently leads the “Processing Citizenship” research group (http://processingcitizenship.eu), funded by the European Research Council. The team investigates transnational data infrastructures for migration management as activities of European governance transformation.

Current Projects

Finished Projects

  • Translating Institutions

    Digitization of Administrative Data Assets as Redesign of the Modernist State

Contact Details

Visiting Address

University of Twente
Drienerlolaan 5
7522 NB Enschede
The Netherlands

Navigate to location

Mailing Address

University of Twente
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands

Social Media