Kristin Veel completed her PhD at the University of Cambridge’s Department of German and Dutch in 2008, after which she joined the University of Copenhagen. Her research focuses on the impact of information and communication technology on the contemporary cultural imagination with a particular interest in surveillance technologies and big data archives. She was principal investigator of the critical data studies project Uncertain Archives from 2015-2019 (funded by The Danish Research Council). A project which has transformed into a research collective and continues with funds from the Carlsberg Foundation.
In 2019 she was elected Research Fellow at the Surveillance Studies Centre at Queen's University in Canada.
She has published the monograph Narrative Negotiations: Information Structures in Literary Fiction (Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2009) and is co-editor of over ten collected volumes and journal issues. Most recent books:
Uncertain Archives: Critical Keywords for Big Data (MIT Press, 2021) https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/uncertain-archives
Warchives: Archival Imaginaries, War and Contemporary Art (Sternberg Press, 2020) https://www.sternberg-press.com/product/warchives/
Tower To Tower: Gigantism in Architectural and Digital Culture (MIT Press 2020), https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/tower-tower