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Edited Volumes


Jerome Crowder, Mike Fortun, Rachel Besara, and Lindsay Poirier. Anthropological Data in the Digital Age: New Possibilities, New Challenges. Palgrave.

Journal Articles and Conference Proceedings

In review        

Lindsay Poirier. “Data(-)based Ambivalence: Public Dispositions regarding NYC311 Data Infrastructure.” Cultural Studies.


Lindsay Poirier and Brandon Costelloe-Kuehn. “Data Sharing at Scale: A Heuristic for Affirming Data Cultures.” Data Science Journal.

Lindsay Poirier. “Classification as Catachresis: Double Binds of Representing Difference with Semiotic Infrastructure.” Canadian Journal of Communication. 44, 3. 357-367. doi: 10.22230/cjc.2019v44n3a3455


Lindsay Poirier. “Devious Design: Digital Infrastructure Challenges of Experimental Ethnography.” Design Issues, 33, 7. 70-83. Spring. doi: 10.1162/DESI_a_00440

Lindsay Poirier. “Thought Styles and Design Logics of Web Semantics: An Ethnographic Study of Web Architecture.” Web Sci ’17. Troy, NY. June.


Kim Fortun, Lindsay Poirier, Alli Morgan, Brandon Costelloe-Keuhn, and Mike Fortun. “Pushback: Critical Data Designers and Pollution Politics.” Big Data and Society, 3, 2. September. doi:10.1177/2053951716668903

Book Chapters

In Review

Lindsay Poirier. "Data Infrastructure Under the Hood: Technologies of Data Collection and Analysis in/of Naturecultural Worlds". In Handbook of the Anthropology of Technology. Palgrave.


Mike Fortun, Lindsay Poirier, Alli Morgan, Brian Callahan, and Kim Fortun. “What’s so funny ‘bout PECE, TAF, and data sharing?” In Collaborative Anthropology Today. eds. George Marcus and Dominic Boyer. Cornell University Press.


Lindsay Poirier, Kim Fortun, Brandon Costelloe-Kuehn, and Mike Fortun. “Metadata, Data Infrastructure, and the Data Ideologies of Cultural Anthropology.” In Anthropological Data in the Digital Age: New Possibilities, New Challenges. eds. Jerome Crowder, Mike Fortun, Rachel Besara, and Lindsay Poirier. Palgrave.


Lindsay Poirier. “Making the Web Meaningful: A History of Web Semantics.” In Sage Handbook of Web History. eds. Niels Brügger and Ian Milligan.  SAGE Publications.


Lindsay Poirier, Ron Eglash and Bill Babbitt. “Ghana: Adinkra Symbols.” In Math is a Verb. Jim Barta, Ron Eglash, and Cathy Barkley (eds.) National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

Research Reports


Lindsay Poirier, Noel Hidalgo, and Emily Goldman. “Data Design Challenges and Opportunities for New York City Community Boards.” BetaNYC. October. (peer-reviewed)

Toly Rinberg, Maya Anjur-Dietrich, Marcy Beck, Andrew Bergman, Justin Derry, Lindsey Dillon, Gretchen Gehrke, Rebecca Lave, Chris Sellers, Nick Shapiro, Anastasia Aizman, Dan Allan, Madelaine Britt, Raymond Cha, Janak Chadha, Morgan Currie, Sara Johns, Abby Klionsky, Stephanie Knutson, Katherine Kulik, Aaron Lemelin, Kevin Nguyen, Eric Nost, Kendra Ouellette, Lindsay Poirier, Sara Rubinow, Justin Schell, Lizz Ultee, Julia Upfal, Tyler Wedrosky, Jacob Wylie, EDGI. “Changing the Digital Climate: How Climate Change Web Content is Being Censored Under the Trump Administration.” EDGI. January.

Other Writing


Laura Rabinow and Lindsay Poirier. “Mapping the Organized Ignorance of Data about Environmental Health Crises.” XRDS: Crossroads, The ACM Magazine for Students, 23, 3. 16-19. April. doi: 10.1145/3055147 (peer-reviewed)


Lindsay Poirier. “The Stickiness of Difference in the Semantic Web.” Cyborgology.


Lindsay Poirier, Dominic DiFranzo, Kristine Gloria. “Light Structure in the Platform for Experimental Collaborative Ethnography.” Web Sci ’14. Bloomington, IN. June.