New article: ‘Perceptions and attitudes towards Covid-19 vaccines: Narratives from the UK public’

A new article on public perceptions of Covid-19 vaccines co-authored by DDH professor, Btihaj Ajana, and Elena Engstler, Anas Ismail & Marina Kousta. The article can be accessed on: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10389-022-01728-w Abstract: Aim The aim of the paper is to enhance understanding of how members of the public make sense of the Covid-19 vaccines and to …

New book: Quantification of Bodies in Health

Btihaj Ajana, Professor of Ethics and Digital Culture at the Department of Digital Humanities, published a new book with Simone Guidi (Italian National Research Council) and Joaquim Braga (University of Coimbra) under the title, Quantification of Bodies in Health: Multidisciplinary Perspectives. This book aims to deepen understanding of the growing phenomenon of quantification in the …

Ethics of vaccine passports and COVID status apps by Btihaj Ajana

In response to Ada Lovelace Institute’s call for public evidence regarding the vaccine passports and COVID status apps, Dr Btihaj Ajana, Reader in Media and Digital Culture at the Department of Digital Humanities, recently submitted some critical reflections on the ethical implications of these technologies and proposals. Here is a summary of submission: Discrimination and …

New article: “Immunitarianism: defence and sacrifice in the politics of Covid-19” by Btihaj Ajana

Dr Btihaj Ajana, Reader in Media and Digital Culture at the Department of Digital Humanities, has recently published a research article entitled, “Immunitarianism: defence and sacrifice in the politics of Covid-19” in History and Philosophy of Life Sciences journal. Full article can be accessed on: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s40656-021-00384-9 Article Abstract: As witnessed over the last year, immunity …

New article: “Personal metrics: Users’ experiences and perceptions of self-tracking practices and data”

Dr Btihaj Ajana, Reader in Media and Digital Culture at the Department of Digital Humanities, has recently published a research article entitled, “Personal metrics: Users’ experiences and perceptions of self-tracking practices and data” in Social Science Information journal. Full article can be accessed on: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/0539018420959522#articleShareContainer Abstract: Self-tracking is becoming a prominent and ubiquitous feature in …

Recruiting participants for survey study on public perceptions of immunity during Covid-19 pandemic

Dr Btihaj Ajana, Reader in Media and Digital Culture at the Department of Digital Humanities, King’s College London, would like to invite you to take part in this survey study on immunity in the context of Covid-19. The purpose of this study is to examine public perceptions and understanding of “immunity” during Covid-19 pandemic and …