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I am a political scientist working at the intersection of politics, linguistics and digital methods. I have a professional background (2000-2013) as a software developer focused on web technologies and use this experience to build, manipulate, and “mash up” large data-sets from the web, to apply quantitative and qualitative computer-assisted approaches to analyse texts, and to build interfaces to interact with and analyse data.

I’m a Lecturer in Digital Humanities at the University of Canterbury in Ōtautahi/Christchurch, New Zealand. I’m also a Postdoctoral Fellow with the Political Science and International Relations Department working on the project: “Issue Mapping and Analysing the Lethal Autonomous Weapons Debate” (Marsden Grant 19-UOC-068).

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