Kristoffer Albris

Kristoffer Albris

Associate Professor

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I am an assistant professor at SODAS and the Department of Anthropology, where I research and teach on themes such as data politics, data ethics, attention, digital anthropology and computational anthropology.

I am part of the team on the ERC funded project DISTRACT - The Political Economy of Distraction in Digitized Denmark, where I am also vice-PI and project coordinator. I am also heading a smaller research project examining Data Protection Officers after GDPR in public and private organizations.

Another strand of my research examines how disasters shape societies and communities. I have worked in Central Europe (Germany) on transformations of civil society and the social meaning of critique after floods, as well as in the South Pacific (Fiji) on the epistemic cultures of disaster management experts. I have been a part of the interdisciplinary project Changing Disasters and am a member of the Copenhagen Center for Disaster Research (COPE).

From 2017 to 2018, I was as a postdoc on the ESPRESSO project (Enhancing synergies for disaster prevention in the European Union), which focused on optimizing policies within disaster prevention and climate adaptation in the EU member states.

I am the coordinator of the DICAN network (Disaster and Crisis Anthropology Network), a network under the EASA (European Association of Social Anthropology). I am also part of an appointed research network on RealDania's campaign "Cities and the Rising Sea", which supports Danish municipalities work on storm surge management.

I am currently working on my first book with the tentative title "Disaster and Dissent: An Anthropology  of Critique in the Age of Climate Extremes."

Selected publications

  1. E-pub ahead of print

    Digital Dependence: Online Fatigue and Coping Strategies During the COVID-19 Lockdown

    Gregersen, Emilie Munch, Astrupgaard, Sofie Læbo, Jespersen, Malene Hornstrup, Gårdhus, T. & Albris, Kristoffer, 2023, (E-pub ahead of print) In: Media, Culture & Society.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  2. E-pub ahead of print
  3. Published

    The Political Economy of Attention

    Pedersen, Morten Axel, Albris, Kristoffer & Seaver, N., 2021, In: Annual Review of Anthropology. 50, p. 309-325

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  4. Published

    A View from Anthropology: Should Anthropologists Fear the Data Machines?

    Albris, Kristoffer, Otto, Eva Iris, Astrupgaard, Sofie Læbo, Gregersen, E. M., Jørgensen, L. S., Jørgensen, O. N., Sandbye, C. R. & Schønning, S., 2021, In: Big Data & Society. 8, 2, p. 1-7

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  5. Published

    Resilience Unwanted: Between Control and Cooperation in Disaster Response

    Krüger, M. & Albris, Kristoffer, 2021, In: Security Dialogue. 52, 4, p. 343-360

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  6. Published

    In the Interest(s) of Many: Governing Data in Crises

    Clark, N. E. & Albris, Kristoffer, 2020, In: Politics and Governance. 8, 4, p. 421-431

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

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