Dr Sophia Maalsen

G04 - Wilkinson Building
The University of Sydney

Biographical details

Sophia Maalsen is the Ian Fell Post-doctoral Research Fellow at the University of Sydney, where she is researching the role of technology in ‘smart homes’ as a locus to address future environmental and social challenges. Prior to joining the University of Sydney, Sophia was a postdoctoral researcher on the EU funded Programmable City Project where she investigated the digital transformation of cities and urban governance. In particular, she worked on the development of the Dublin Dashboard, a city metrics indicator designed to provide Dublin City Council and the residents of Dublin with real-time and relevant data on the City’s performance. Sophia has also worked in the Enabling Built Environments Program at the University of New South Wales, specifically on a project that investigated how and why people with a disability were undertaking DIY home modifications. Her particular expertise is in understanding the intersection of the material, digital and the human and how this effects lived experience.

Selected grants

2017

  • Co-Producing Responses to 'Crisis' - Informal accommodation and vulnerable households in metropolitan Sydney: the scale, drivers and policy responses; Gurran N, Pill M, Phibbs P, Maalsen S, Alizadeh Fard T, Iveson K; DVC Research/Sydney Policy Lab.

Selected publications

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Book Chapters

  • Mclean, J., Maalsen, S. (2016). Case Study: From #destroythejoint to far-reaching digital activism - Feminist revitalization stemming from social media and reaching beyond. In Eric Gordon and Paul Mihailidis (Eds.), Civic Media: Technology, Design, Practice, (pp. 327-331). Cambridge: MIT Press.
  • Maalsen, S., Perng, S. (2016). Encountering the city at hacking events. In Rob Kitchin, Sung-Yueh Perng (Eds.), Code and the City, (pp. 190-199). Abingdon: Routledge.

Journals

  • Kent, J., Dowling, R., Maalsen, S. (2017). Catalysts for transport transitions: Bridging the gap between disruptions and change. Journal of Transport Geography, 60, 200-207. [More Information]
  • Maalsen, S. (2016). Book Review: Reformatted: Code, Networks, and the Transformation of the Music Industry. Cultural Geographies, 23(1), 173-174.
  • Maalsen, S., Mclean, J. (2016). Digging up Unearthed down-under: a hybrid geography of a musical space that essentialises gender and place. Gender, Place & Culture: A Journal of Feminist Geography, 23(3), 418-434. [More Information]
  • Mclean, J., Maalsen, S., Grech, A. (2016). Learning about Feminism in Digital Spaces: online methodologies and participatory mapping. Australian Geographer, 47(2), 157-177. [More Information]
  • Maalsen, S. (2016). Reissuing Alternative Music Heritages: The Materiality of the Niche Reissued Record and Challenging What Music Matters. Popular Music and Society, 39(5), 516-531. [More Information]
  • Kitchin, R., Maalsen, S., McArdle, G. (2016). The praxis and politics of building urban dashboards. Geoforum, 77, 93-101. [More Information]
  • Mclean, J., Maalsen, S. (2013). Destroying the Joint and Dying of Shame? A Geography of Revitalised Feminism in Social Media and Beyond. Geographical Research, 51(3), 243-256. [More Information]

2017

  • Kent, J., Dowling, R., Maalsen, S. (2017). Catalysts for transport transitions: Bridging the gap between disruptions and change. Journal of Transport Geography, 60, 200-207. [More Information]

2016

  • Maalsen, S. (2016). Book Review: Reformatted: Code, Networks, and the Transformation of the Music Industry. Cultural Geographies, 23(1), 173-174.
  • Mclean, J., Maalsen, S. (2016). Case Study: From #destroythejoint to far-reaching digital activism - Feminist revitalization stemming from social media and reaching beyond. In Eric Gordon and Paul Mihailidis (Eds.), Civic Media: Technology, Design, Practice, (pp. 327-331). Cambridge: MIT Press.
  • Maalsen, S., Mclean, J. (2016). Digging up Unearthed down-under: a hybrid geography of a musical space that essentialises gender and place. Gender, Place & Culture: A Journal of Feminist Geography, 23(3), 418-434. [More Information]
  • Maalsen, S., Perng, S. (2016). Encountering the city at hacking events. In Rob Kitchin, Sung-Yueh Perng (Eds.), Code and the City, (pp. 190-199). Abingdon: Routledge.
  • Mclean, J., Maalsen, S., Grech, A. (2016). Learning about Feminism in Digital Spaces: online methodologies and participatory mapping. Australian Geographer, 47(2), 157-177. [More Information]
  • Maalsen, S. (2016). Reissuing Alternative Music Heritages: The Materiality of the Niche Reissued Record and Challenging What Music Matters. Popular Music and Society, 39(5), 516-531. [More Information]
  • Kitchin, R., Maalsen, S., McArdle, G. (2016). The praxis and politics of building urban dashboards. Geoforum, 77, 93-101. [More Information]

2013

  • Mclean, J., Maalsen, S. (2013). Destroying the Joint and Dying of Shame? A Geography of Revitalised Feminism in Social Media and Beyond. Geographical Research, 51(3), 243-256. [More Information]

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