Department of Management, Society and Communication

Nanna Bonde
Associate professor

Room: DH.V.2.44
E-mail: nbt.msc@cbs.dk
Nanna Bonde Thylstrup
Nanna Bonde Thylstrup is Associate Professor of Communication and Digital Media at Copenhagen Business School. Her research focuses on the politics and ethics of data and machine learning and the interplay between digital developments and cultural, social and political change.

Nanna Bonde Thylstrup works across several projects and is Principal Investigator on the project AI REUSE funded by the Independent Research Fund Denmark (2020-2023). She is currently also involved in three other research projects, Datafied Living funded by Independent Research Fund Denmark, Platform Intelligence in News funded by Innovation Fund Denmark and Follow Me: The Influence of Danish Digital Media Creators funded by Independent Research Fund Denmark. Previously, she worked on the project Uncertain Archives: Adapting Cultural Theories of the Archive to Understand the Potentials and Risks of Big Data funded by Independent Research Fund Denmark and the Velux-funded project The Past's Future: Digital Transformations and Cultural Heritage Institutions.

Nanna Bonde Thylstrup has published four books: The Politics of Mass Digitization (MIT Press, 2019), The Uncertain Image (co-edited with Ulrik Ekman, Daniela Agostinho and Kristin Veel, Routledge, 2019), Uncertain Archives: Critical Keywords for Big Data (co-edited with Daniela Agostinho, Catherine D’Ignazio, Annie Ring and Kristin Veel, MIT Press, 2021), and (W)archives: Archival Imaginaries, War and Contemporary Art (co-edited with Daniela Agostinho, Solveig Gade and Kristin Veel, Sternberg Press, 2021). In addition she has published several special issues, including “Knowledge Production” in Big Data & Society (co-edited with Mikkel Flyverbom and Rasmus Helles, 2019) and “Pragmatic engagements with and from within the Internet” in First Monday (co-edited with Mareile Kaufmann and Anna Leander, 2020). She has published widely on the politics of data, machine learning cultures and digital governance.

Nanna Bonde Thylstrup holds a PhD from the University of Copenhagen and has previously worked at Aarhus University and the University of Copenhagen. She has held Visiting Fellowships at Duke University, Colombia University, Cornell University, and Stanford University. Prior to that she worked in publishing.


Primary research areas
  • Datafication and digitization processes
  • Digital epistemologies
  • Small and large-scale knowledge infrastructures
  • Environmental media
  • Data ethics and data justice
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BA, MA and PhD students.

I teach and supervise on topics related to digitization and digital media, including digital infrastructure, digital media cultures and practices, critical data and algorithm studies, digitalization of the public sector, datafication, history of science and cultural histories of technology. I currently in particular welcome supervision in the following broad topic areas: the politics and ethics of machine learning, digitization of the public sector, data and algorithmic (in)justice and the environmental implications of digitization.

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Hans Krause Hansen; Nanna Bonde Thylstrup / Bossware out of Nowhere? : Critical Reflections on Imaginaries of Surveillance at Work.
Paper presented at Imaginaries, 2022
Nanna Bonde Thylstrup / Crisis Times : A Reply to ‘Crisis Futures COVID-19 and the Speculative Turning Point of History’ by Ravinder Kaur.
In: Global Discourse: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Current Affairs and Applied Contemporary Thought, Vol. 12, No. 3-4, 9.2022, p. 659-663
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Nanna Bonde Thylstrup / Data Loss : Theorizing Digital Disappearance and Remains.
Abstract from Digital Humanities Congress 2022, 2022
Conference abstract for conference
Nanna Bonde Thylstrup; Kristian Bondo Hansen; Mikkel Flyverbom; Louise Amoore / Politics of Data Reuse in Machine Learning Systems : Theorizing Reuse Entanglements.
In: Big Data & Society, Vol. 9, No. 2 (July-December), 2022
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Nanna Bonde Thylstrup / The Ethics and Politics of Data Sets in the Age of Machine Learning : Deleting Traces and Encountering Remains.
In: Media, Culture & Society, Vol. 44, No. 4, 5.2022, p. 655-671
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Nanna Bonde Thylstrup; Matthew Archer; Louis Ravn / Traceability
In: Internet Policy Review, Vol. 11, No. 1, 2022
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Daniela Agostinho; Solveig Gade; Nanna Bonde Thylstrup; Kristin Veel / (W)Archives : Materialities of War, Digital Archiving, and Artistic Engagements.
In: (W)archives: Archival Imaginaries, War, and Contemporary Art. . ed. /Daniela Agostinho; Solveig Gade; Nanna Bonde Thylstrup; Kristin Veel. Berlin : Sternberg Press 2021, p. ix-xxxv
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Daniela Agostinho (Editor) ; Solveig Gade (Editor) ; Nanna Bonde Thylstrup (Editor) ; Kristin Veel (Editor) / (W)archives : Archival Imaginaries, War, and Contemporary Art.
Berlin : Sternberg Press 2021, 416 p.
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Nanna Bonde Thylstrup; Daniela Agostinho; Annie Ring; Catherine D'Ignazio; Kristin Veel / Big Data as Uncertain Archives
In: Uncertain Archives: Critical Keywords for Big Data. . ed. /Nanna Bonde Thylstrup; Daniela Agostinho; Annie Ring; Catherine D'Ignazio; Kristin Veel. Cambridge, MA : MIT Press 2021, p. 1-27
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Nanna Bonde Thylstrup / Book Review: Numbers and the Making of Us: Counting and the Course of Human Cultures
In: Organization Studies, Vol. 42, No. 8, 8.2021, p. 1365-1368
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