PhD (Columbia University) MPhil (City University of New York) AB (Columbia University).

Academic Background

PhD (Sociology), Columbia University
MPhil (Sociology), City University of New York
AB (Economics & Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures), Columbia University

Undergraduate Teaching

Gina Neff teaches the first year MSc and DPhil theory course at the Oxford Internet Institute as well as seminars on digital health and digital labour. 

Research Interests

Gina Neff studies innovation, the digital transformation of industries, and how new technologies impact work. She has published three books and over three dozen research articles on innovation and the impact of digital transformation, including field-based studies of the technology, digital health, and construction industries. Her current research project examines the challenges of implementing new information and communication technologies at an industrial scale. 

Publications include

Neff, G. and Nafus, D. (2016) Self-Tracking. MIT Press.
Barta, K. and Neff, G. (2016) Technologies for Sharing: lessons from Quantified Self about the political economy of platforms. Information, Communication & Society.
Nagy, P. and Neff, G. (2015) Imagined Affordance: Reconstructing a Keyword for Communication Theory. Social Media + Society.
Fiore-Gartland, B. and Neff, G. (2015) Communication, mediation, and the expectations of data: Data valences across health and wellness communities. International Journal of Communication.
Neff, G. (2013). Why Big Data Won't Cure Us. Big Data.
Neff, G. (2012) Venture Labor. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
Dossick, C.S. and Neff, G. (2011) Messy talk and clean technology: communication, problem-solving and collaboration using Building Information Modelling. Engineering Project Organization Journal.


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