Tim Schütz


Graduate Student


I am a Fulbright Fellow and graduate student in Cultural Anthropology at the University of California Irvine.

My current research focuses on civic data infrastructures, crisis management and environmental advocacy in response to “the Anthropocene” broadly conceived. I co-developed the research project Quotidian Anthropocenes and participate in the UCI Center for Ethnography's project Visualizing Toxic Subjects. I am also part of the Platform for Collaborative Experimental Ethnography (PECE) design group.

My writing on digital culture and science studies has appeared in scientific journals, edited volumes and public-facing reports. In 2017, my ethnographic study of free wireless network activism in German refugee shelters received the DARIAH-DE DH Award for emerging scholars in the digital humanities. I have also produced visual work, including a short documentary film on hacker communities in Istanbul.