Brit Ross Winthereik

Professor, Technology and Business Studies, Human-Centered Innovation

Accepting PhD Students

Personal profile


I'm a Science and Technology Studies (STS) scholar originally trained as an anthropologist. For more than two decades, I have conducted research into the role of technology and knowledge practices in society. I have been fascinated with how digital technologies operate in and beyond organizational contexts. This has led to research on information infrastructures with human users as a key focus area for understanding the dynamics and effects of large-scale infrastructuring. A main interest of mine is public sector digitalization and its impact on welfare. A main concern revolves around mechanisms of inclusion and exclusion due to digital innovation and the intensification of data usage in the public sector. I explore these issues through concepts such as 'partially digital citizenship', 'informal digital welfare work', and 'experiential socially thick computing'. I have contributed to and co-edited several books withing STS and anthropology and have extensive experience in leading large research projects. I currently (2022-23) supervise 5 PhD students and teach the Theory of Science course at the DTU.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Erasmus University Rotterdam

1 Apr 200030 Mar 2004

Award Date: 1 Oct 2004

External positions

Professor, IT University of Copenhagen

1 Sept 202230 Dec 2023


  • User defined:
  • Science and Technology Studies (STS)
  • Anthropology of Technology
  • Ethnographic methods
  • Infrastructure Studies
  • Governance and accountability
  • Big Data
  • Digital inclusion
  • Digital citizenship


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