About

I am a graduate student in Cultural Anthropology at the University of California Irvine.

My current research focuses on civic data infrastructures, crisis management and environmental advocacy in response to “the Anthropocene” broadly conceived. I co-developed the research project Quotidian Anthropocenes and participate in the UCI Center for Ethnography’s project Visualizing Toxic Subjects. I am also a member of the design group for the Platform for Collaborative Experimental Ethnography (PECE).

My writing on digital culture, civic tech and science studies has appeared in peer-reviewed journals, edited volumes and public-facing reports. In 2017, my ethnographic study of free wireless network activism in German refugee camps received the DARIAH-DE DH Award for emerging scholars in the digital humanities. I have also produced visual work, including a short documentary film on hacker communities in Istanbul and a science communication series titled “Tactics for Quotidian Anthropocenes.”

Contact me for questions and collaborations at tschuetz (at) uci.edu

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Header source: DIY Lead Garden by Chris Carl, Granite City Arts and Design District. Photo by Tim Schütz, March 2019.