Ana Viseu is Associate Professor at IADE, Universidade Europeia. Previously she was Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at York University, Canada. In 2013 she returned to her home country, Portugal, to become a Marie Curie Fellow at ISCTE-IUL. Her research focus is on the practices of governance, development and use of emergent (and contested) technologies, from both material and theoretical perspectives. She is particularly interested in examining how distinct technosciences materialize and transform enactments and imaginaries of the self and the world, and in the politics of technoscience. Ana Viseu has examined these questions in nanotechnology, wearable computers, online privacy, quantified self movement, among others. She holds a PhD from the University of Toronto, and was a Research Associate at Cornell University. Her work has been published in a number of books and journals, mostly recently Nature and Social Studies of Science. She has also participated and organized a number of outreach activities that seek to bring science to the publics. Her website can be found at
Ph.D. in 2005 from the University of Toronto
Thesis title: Augmented Bodies: The Visions and Realities of Wearable Computers
Area: Science, Technology and Society or, Social Studies of Science
Emergent Technologies; Science, Technology and Society; Feminist Technoscience; Technoscience Politics and Policy; Ethnography; Cyborg Anthropology; Body/Machine Interfaces; Embodiment and Information.
Current Research Project:
Quantified Self: The implications of being and living by the numbers