Lecturer in Social Sience
Cardiff University

I have recently been appointed as a Lecturer in Social Science in the School of Social Sciences. Prior to this I have been employed as a Research Associate based in the Wales Institute of Social & Economic Research & Data (WISERD). Since 2015 I worked across the Civil Society research centre, exploring the relationship between engagement with social media and civil society. This included research into the use of social media by social movements and during instances of collective and industrial action. I led - and am still involved in - research on the platform economy, including an ethnographic study of cycle couriers in Cardiff and alternative forms of work and organisation in the form of platform cooperativism.

I have experienced in developing innovative methodologies using social media and digital research methods. This has included content and social network analysis of Twitter data using Gephi, COSMOS and NodeXL and mobile digital methods such as GPS mapping and photography.

Broadly, my research interests centre around digital society and the impact of new technologies on people and places. My PhD thesis explored the changing landscape of digital surveillance and resistance and developed theories of social control and nodal governance. I have a background in criminology and sociology and prior to taking up my position in WISERD, worked on ESRC/EPSRC-funded research investigating business-related cybercrime in the UK. 

My current research involves a continuation of my work with WISERD, exploring various aspects of cycle courier employment in the platform economy, including workplace surveillance, subculture, leisure at work and geography/mobility.

 

 

 

 

 


Undebau Llafur a’r Cyfryngau Cymdeithasol
Mae’r prosiect hwn ar hyn o bryd yn ystyried gwerth posibl dadansoddi patrymau rhithwir o ran trefn a symudiadau undebau llafur, ac, yn benodol, cyfraniad y cyfryngau cymdeithasol at ailraddio undebaeth lafur. Mae hyn yn cynnwys cysylltiadau rhithwir mudiad yr undebau llafur
Research Team:
Wil Chivers (Cardiff University), Helen Blakely (Cardiff University), Steve Davies (Cardiff University), Rhys Davies (Cardiff University), Huw Beynon (Cardiff University)
Peiriannau, platfformau a galluoedd
Mae Peiriannau, platfformau a galluoedd yn defnyddio dulliau cymysg o archwilio arwyddocâd sectorau gwahanol yn yr economi gig o fewn marchnadoedd llafur lleol, ac mae’n cynnwys astudio dewisiadau amgen cydweithredol a ffurfiau mwy amlwg o gyfalafiaeth blatfform. Y dyddiad
Research Team:
Helen Blakely (Cardiff University), Wil Chivers (Cardiff University), Rhys Davies (Cardiff University)
Cardiff Lunchtime Seminar Gwaith a Gwrthiant yn yr Economi Platfformau
10 Rhagfyr 2019 |
Caerdydd
Cyflwynwyd gan Wil Chivers, Prifysgol Caerdydd. Mae'r seminar hon yn rhan o gyfres Seminar Amser Cinio WISERD Caerdydd. Os ydych chi'n westai allanol, cysylltwch â ni (029 2087 9338) i gadarnhau argaeledd lleoedd. Am fwy o wybodaeth cysylltwch â...
Cardiff Lunchtime Seminar Platform cooperativism in the UK: Resistance in the Digital Economy’
4 Rhagfyr 2018 |
Cardiff
Presented by Wil Chivers, Cardiff University This seminar is part of the Cardiff WISERD Lunchtime Seminar series. If you are an external guest, please contact us (029 2087 9338) to confirm availability of places. For further information please...
Cardiff Lunchtime Seminar Ffurfiau o 'weithredu cysylltiol'? Cyfryngau cymdeithasol a'r Mudiad Llafur
10 Gorffennaf 2018 |
Caerdydd
Cyflwynwyd gan Helen Blakely a Wil Chivers, Prifysgol Caerdydd. Mae'r seminar hwn yn rhan o gyfres Seminarau Amser Cinio WISERD Caerdydd, a chynhelir y seminar drwy gyfrwng y Saesneg. Os ydych chi'n westai allanol, cysylltwch â ni (029 2087 9338) er...
Cardiff Lunchtime Seminar Researching Surveillance and Digital Society
27 Hydref 2015 |
Cardiff
This event was part of the WISERD Cardiff lunchtime seminar series which focused on research currently being undertaken by WISERD researchers. Presented By: Wil Chivers