ALUMNI HOUR | Fran Meissner (University of Twente, Netherlands): “Superdiversity in times of big data technologies – social scoring, socio-spatial sorting and the future of urban diversity”
- Date: Feb 16, 2022
- Time: 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM (Local Time Germany)
- Speaker: Fran Meissner (University of Twente, Netherlands)
- Fran Meissner is an Assistant Professor of Critical Geodata Studies and Geodata Ethics at the University of Twente, Netherlands. Before starting at Twente, Fran was an Assistant Professor of Urban Studies at the University of Leiden. Amongst other positions, she has previously held a highly competitive Marie Skłodowska Curie Fellowship at the TU Delft and a Max Weber Fellowship at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy. She is also a long-term research partner at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity. Her research focuses on contemporary urban social configurations and how – in times of datafication – these are transformed through international migration. Based on her expertise in complex urban diversities, her most recent work grapples with questions about how data technologies – specifically geodata applications – shape the way migrants get to access urban spaces and how those technologies exclude migrants from urban life. Her work aims to make visible the migration information infrastructures behind increasingly data-mediated experiences of urban diversity.
- Location: Zoom Meeting
This second “Alumni Hour” of the MMG will take place on Wednesday 16 February at 16 o’clock. Fran Meissner (MPI-MMG 2009-2013) will talk about “Superdiversity in times of big data technologies – social scoring, socio-spatial sorting and the future of urban diversity”, as well as her career development experience since leaving MPI-MMG.
For more details please contact alumni(at)mmg.mpg.de.