Technology and Society

Strategic Research Theme: Technology and Society

Technology and Society is one of the University of Surrey’s strategic research themes which have been defined to support the ambitious objectives for research excellence and impact.

What is the Technology and Society theme?

The Technology and Society theme, is a cutting-edge blend of Surrey research on the societal consequences of new and emerging technologies, critically interrogating the potentials, possibilities, ethics and consequences of technologies in human life.

Our people

Professor Ranjana Das

Theme champion

I am a Professor in the Department of Sociology, at the University of Surrey. My research interests span technology use and user centric research on algorithms, datafication, and broader digital technologies.I dovetail these interests often with my interest in families, parenting and parenthood. I also have a longstanding background of interest and expertise in media audien...

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Brand new from @TechSocSurrey is @CarlaBonina of @SurreyCoDE w her marvelous work on #OpenData #platform ecosystem…
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