Dr Joe DevilleLecturer
Joe Deville is a Lecturer in Mobile Work, based jointly in the Department of Organisation, Work and Technology and the Department of Sociology. His research interests include:
- The everyday, embodied life of debt, credit and finance
- Informational mobility, methods of algorithmic prediction, digital marketing practices
- Open Access and the politics of academic knowledge production
- Disaster preparedness and the production/materialisation of risk
- Science and technology studies, speculative sociology, non-representational theory
- Digital methods
A key area of focus has been the interactions between defaulting debtor and debt collector, which was the subject of my first book Lived Economies of Default, published by Routledge in 2015.
There and in other related publications, I have sought to simultaneously explore the intimate dimensions of financialised life and their encounter with organisational expertise. In doing so, I have developed an economic sociology informed by approaches from science and technology studies, speculative philosophy and non-representational theory.
As an editor of the new Open Access book publisher Mattering Press, I also have a keen interest in the practical politics of academic knowledge production, while my previous work at Goldsmiths on the ERC funded 'Organising Disaster' project has contributed to an interest in how disaster preparedness practices can become implicated in the production of risk.
I am also a co-director of the Centre for Mobilities Research, an Associate of both the Data Science Institute and the Institute for Social Futures, an editor and co-founder of the Charisma Network, and an editor at Journal of Cultural Economy.
PhD Supervision Interests
I am looking to supervise students interested in the intersections between some of the following areas: economic sociology, science and technology studies, non-representational/affect theory, consumption/consumer behaviour, data proliferation/informational mobilities, digital methods, debt/credit/money, open access publishing
Selected Publications Show all 11 publications
Lived economies of default: consumer credit, debt collection, and the capture of affect
Deville, J. 2015 London : Routledge. 212 p. ISBN: 9780415622509.
Consumer credit default and collections: the shifting ontologies of market attachment
Deville, J. 2014 In: Consumption, Markets and Culture. 17, 5, p. 468-490. 23 p.
Debtor publics: tracking the participatory politics of consumer credit
Deville, J. 01/2016 In: Consumption, Markets and Culture. 19, 1, p. 38-55. 18 p.
Concrete governmentality: shelters and the transformations of preparedness
Deville, J., Guggenheim, M., Hrdličková, Z. 06/2014 In: The Sociological Review. 62, Supp. S1, p. 183-210. 18 p.
Digital Technologies of Debt Resilience
03/02/2014 → 03/06/2014
Organising Disaster: Civil Protection and the Population
01/01/2011 → 30/06/2015
ESRC Studentship PTA-031–2006–00457
01/07/2009 → 01/07/2012