Dr Sophia Maalsen

Lecturer

G04 - Wilkinson Building
The University of Sydney


Biographical details

Sophia Maalsen is a lecturer and 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

2019

  • Smart publics: the social, design and governance implications of repurposing street furniture and pay phones with smart benches and smart kiosks; Humphry J, Wessels B, Maalsen S, Chesher C, Dowling R, Horst H, Goggin G, Merrington P, Gangneux J, Joss S, Hanchard M, Eriksen S; Office of Global Engagement/Partnership Collaboration Awards.

2018

  • Affordable housing implications of smart cities and innovation economies; Dowling R, Maalsen S, Alizadeh T, Dodson J, Taylora E, Gilbert C; Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Ltd/Research Grant.
  • Resident-led Masterplanning in Sydney: Community Responses to the Proposed Redevelopment of Waterloo; Maalsen S; The Henry Halloran Trust/Blue Sky Project Grant.

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 T, Iveson K; DVC Research/Sydney Policy Lab.

Selected publications

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Books

Book Chapters

  • McLean, J., Maalsen, S. (2019). Disrupting Sexism and Sexualities Online? Gender, Activism and Digital Spaces. In Catherine J. Nash and Andrew Gorman-Murray (Eds.), The Geographies of Digital Sexuality, (pp. 183-202). Singapore: Palgrave Macmillan. [More Information]
  • Dowling, R., McGuirk, P., Maalsen, S. (2019). Realising smart cities: partnerships and economic development in the emergence and practices of smart in Newcastle, Australia. In Andrew Karvonen, Federico Cugurullo, Federico Caprotti (Eds.), Inside Smart Cities: Place, Politics and Urban Innovation. Melbourne: Routledge.
  • Perng, S., Maalsen, S. (2018). Crafting code: gender, coding and spatial hybridity in the events of PyLadies Dublin. In Susan Luckman, Nicola Thomas (Eds.), Craft Economies, (pp. 223-232). London: Bloomsbury Academic. [More Information]
  • 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

  • Maalsen, S. (2019). 'Generation Share': digitalized geographies of shared housing. Social and Cultural Geography, in press. [More Information]
  • Maalsen, S. (2019). Smart housing: the political and market responses of the intersections between housing, new sharing economies and smart cities. Cities, 84, 1-7. [More Information]
  • Iveson, K., Maalsen, S. (2019). Social control in the networked city: Datafied dividuals, disciplined individuals and powers of assembly. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 37(2), 331-349. [More Information]
  • Maalsen, S., Sadowski, J. (2019). The Smart Home on FIRE: Amplifying and Accelerating Domestic Discipline. Surveillance and Society, 17(1/2), 118-124.
  • Dowling, R., McGuirk, P., Maalsen, S. (2018). Multiscalar governance of urban energy transitions in Australia: The cases of Sydney and Melbourne. Energy Research & Social Science, 44, 260-267. [More Information]
  • Maalsen, S., Mclean, J. (2018). Record collections as musical archives: Gender, record collecting, and whose music is heard. Journal of Material Culture, 23(1), 39-57. [More Information]
  • Dowling, R., Maalsen, S., Kent, J. (2018). Sharing as socio-material practice: Car Sharing and the Material Reconstitution of Automobility. Geoforum, 88, 10-16. [More Information]
  • Maalsen, S., Burgoyne, S., Tomitsch, M. (2018). Smart-innovative cities and the innovation economy � A qualitative analysis of local approaches to delivering smart urbanism in Australia. Journal of Design, Business & Society, 4(1), 63-82. [More Information]
  • Mclean, J., Maalsen, S. (2017). 'We Don't want it to be like that for her again': gendered leadership and online feminism in Australian politics and planning. Australian Planner, 54(1), 24-32. [More Information]
  • 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]

2019

  • Maalsen, S. (2019). 'Generation Share': digitalized geographies of shared housing. Social and Cultural Geography, in press. [More Information]
  • McLean, J., Maalsen, S. (2019). Disrupting Sexism and Sexualities Online? Gender, Activism and Digital Spaces. In Catherine J. Nash and Andrew Gorman-Murray (Eds.), The Geographies of Digital Sexuality, (pp. 183-202). Singapore: Palgrave Macmillan. [More Information]
  • Dowling, R., McGuirk, P., Maalsen, S. (2019). Realising smart cities: partnerships and economic development in the emergence and practices of smart in Newcastle, Australia. In Andrew Karvonen, Federico Cugurullo, Federico Caprotti (Eds.), Inside Smart Cities: Place, Politics and Urban Innovation. Melbourne: Routledge.
  • Maalsen, S. (2019). Smart housing: the political and market responses of the intersections between housing, new sharing economies and smart cities. Cities, 84, 1-7. [More Information]
  • Iveson, K., Maalsen, S. (2019). Social control in the networked city: Datafied dividuals, disciplined individuals and powers of assembly. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 37(2), 331-349. [More Information]
  • Maalsen, S., Sadowski, J. (2019). The Smart Home on FIRE: Amplifying and Accelerating Domestic Discipline. Surveillance and Society, 17(1/2), 118-124.
  • Maalsen, S. (2019). The Social Life of Sound. Singapore: Springer. [More Information]

2018

  • Perng, S., Maalsen, S. (2018). Crafting code: gender, coding and spatial hybridity in the events of PyLadies Dublin. In Susan Luckman, Nicola Thomas (Eds.), Craft Economies, (pp. 223-232). London: Bloomsbury Academic. [More Information]
  • Dowling, R., McGuirk, P., Maalsen, S. (2018). Multiscalar governance of urban energy transitions in Australia: The cases of Sydney and Melbourne. Energy Research & Social Science, 44, 260-267. [More Information]
  • Maalsen, S., Mclean, J. (2018). Record collections as musical archives: Gender, record collecting, and whose music is heard. Journal of Material Culture, 23(1), 39-57. [More Information]
  • Dowling, R., Maalsen, S., Kent, J. (2018). Sharing as socio-material practice: Car Sharing and the Material Reconstitution of Automobility. Geoforum, 88, 10-16. [More Information]
  • Maalsen, S., Burgoyne, S., Tomitsch, M. (2018). Smart-innovative cities and the innovation economy � A qualitative analysis of local approaches to delivering smart urbanism in Australia. Journal of Design, Business & Society, 4(1), 63-82. [More Information]

2017

  • Mclean, J., Maalsen, S. (2017). 'We Don't want it to be like that for her again': gendered leadership and online feminism in Australian politics and planning. Australian Planner, 54(1), 24-32. [More Information]
  • 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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