Niels van Doorn

Niels van Doorn is Assistant Professor of New Media and Digital Culture at the University of Amsterdam. Before this he was a research fellow in the Department of Political Science at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. His research traverses disciplines and settings, having focused on alternative modes of citizenship and black queer worldmaking in Baltimore, as well as digital compositions of affect, embodiment, sexuality, and value.His most recent work tries to grasp the many different ways in which labor, calculative devices, and value are intermeshed on digital platforms.

Together with Ellen Rutten he chairs the Digital Emotions research collective at the University of Amsterdam, which charts what it might mean for feelings to converge with the digital realm. His publications have appeared in journals such as Cultural PoliticsQualitative Inquiry, and New Media & Society, as well as the recently published anthology No Internet, No Art (Onomatopee, 2015).