Department of Management, Society and Communication

Nanna Bonde
Associate professor

Room: DH.V.2.44
E-mail: nbt.msc@cbs.dk
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I'm Associate Professor of Communication and Digital Media at Copenhagen Business School. Previously I held positions at the University of Copenhagen and Aarhus and had visiting fellowships at Duke University, Cornell University, LSE and Columbia University.

My writing and teaching focus on knowledge infrastructures; infrastructures of ignorance; environmental media; and digital epistemologies. More specifically, I am interested in how media theory, cultural theory and critical theory can unpack and unfold issues related to datafication and digitization.

I’m the author of a book: The Politics of Mass Digitization published by MIT Press (2019). I’ve written several journal articles and book chapters about infrastructures of forgetting and remembering, gendered epistemologies in digital infrastructures, archival affects, small media, content moderation and care, reuse ethics, environmental media and data waste. I contribute to exhibitions and artistic research practices, too. 

I have the honour of organizing the research cluster ’Digital transformations and knowledge production’ under the ”The Digital Transformations Platform”.

I actively engage in teaching, public speaking, advisory work and other efforts to highlight the relevance of critical digital research in multiple settings.
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

Other teaching activities

Datafication – foundations, transformations and challenges

PhD courses:
ASC SummerCulture (Annenberg School for Communication). PhD course on Deletion. 
University of Copenhagen. PhD course on big data.

Selected publications

Nanna Thylstrup. 2019. The Politics of Mass Digitization. MIT Press

Ulrik Ekman; Daniela Agostinho; Nanna Thylstrup; Kristin Veel (eds). 2019. The Uncertain Image. London : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group

Nanna Thylstrup; Daniela Agostinho, Annie Ring, Catherine D'Ignazio and Kristin Veel (eds). 2020. Uncertain Archives. MIT Press

Nanna Thylstrup. 2019. The toxic politics of digital traces. In: Big Data & Society. 

Nanna Thylstrup; Stina Teilmann. 2017. Thumbnail Images: Uncertainties, Infrastructures and Search Engines. In: Digital Creativity. 

Publications sorted by:
Mareile Kaufmann; Anna Leander; Nanna Bonde Thylstrup / Beyond Cyberutopia and Digital Disenchantment : Pragmatic Engagements with and from Within the Internet.
In: First Monday, Vol. 25, No. 5, 4.5.2020
Journal article > peer review
Nanna Bonde Thylstrup; Daniela Agostinho; Kristin Veel / Data og arkiver
In: Medieæstetik: En introduktion. . ed. /Jacob Lund; Ulrik Schmidt. Frederiksberg : Samfundslitteratur 2020, p. 221-236
Book chapter > peer review
Nanna Bonde Thylstrup; Kristin Eva Albrechtsen Haahr Veel / Dating App
In: The Oxford Handbook of Media, Technology, and Organization Studies. ed. /Timon Beyes; Robin Holt; Claus Pias. Oxford : Oxford University Press 2020, p. 191-201
Book chapter > peer review
Nanna Bonde Thylstrup / Data Out of Place : Toxic Traces and the Politics of Recycling.
In: Big Data & Society, Vol. 6, No. 2, 7.2019
Journal article > peer review
Nanna Bonde Thylstrup; Mikkel Flyverbom; Rasmus Helles / Datafied Knowledge Production : Introduction to the Special Theme.
In: Big Data & Society, Vol. 6, No. 2, 2019, 5 p.
Daniela Agostinho; Nanna Bonde Thylstrup / If Truth Was a Woman : Leaky Infrastructures and the Gender Politics of Truth-telling.
In: Ephemera: Theory & politics in organization, Vol. 19, No. 4, 11.2019, p. 745-775
Journal article > peer review
Nanna Bonde Thylstrup; Ulrik Ekman / Returns of Waste, Today and Tomorrow
In: Tomorrow Is the Question. ed. /Jeanett Stampe; Anne Mette Thomsen; Anette Vandsø; Erlend Høyersten. Aarhus : ARoS Publishing 2019, p. 144-160
Book chapter > peer review
Nanna Bonde Thylstrup / The Politics of Mass Digitization
Cambridge, MA : MIT Press 2019, 200 p.
Book > peer review
Ulrik Ekman (Editor) ; Daniela Agostinho (Editor) ; Nanna Bonde Thylstrup (Editor) ; Kristin Veel (Editor) / The Uncertain Image
Abingdon : Routledge 2019, 103 p.
Anthology > peer review
Daniela Agostinho; Catherine D'Ignazio; Annie Ring; Nanna Bonde Thylstrup; Kristin Veel / Uncertain Archives : Approaching the Unknowns, Errors, and Vulnerabilities of Big Data through Cultural Theories of the Archive.
In: Surveillance & Society, Vol. 17, No. 3/4, 2019, p. 422-441
Journal article > peer review
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