Penny CS Andrews

Location: Information School, Regent Court
Twitter: @pennyb


Penny Andrews is a writer, consultant, activist and academic researcher in information, media and communication. They are non-binary, hence the singular they, and have presented at conferences across the world. Penny has been interviewed by the Guardian, ITV and BBC Radio 4 amongst others about autism, though mostly they would rather talk about Doctor Who, pop culture, politics, fandom and Ed Balls.

PhD title

'Faffing about': gatekeepers, values and flows in research sharing infrastructures

Project description

A connective ethnography of researcher and library staff experiences of workflows and data flows in institutional repositories and academic social networks. The project also explores the history of scholarly infrastructure, with ideas drawn from internet culture, the quantification of work and digital research methods.

Research interests

digital culture, society, politics, media, fandom, audience studies, surveillance studies, platform studies


Journal articles


Conference proceedings papers