I have a PhD in social science (University of Amsterdam). Using participatory methods, I studied the use of financial transaction data for security purposes by Financial Intelligence Units (FIUs). The PhD was part of the research project 'FOLLOW: Following the Money from Transaction to Trial,' (http://www.projectfollow.org/). I work as a teacher at the PPLE college (Politics, Psychology, Law and Economics), teaching courses on politics, rhetoric, philosophy and the politics of nature.
My work is informed by Science and Technology Studies (STS) and the adjacent field of Actor-Network Theory (ANT). I am interested in how people manage to work across geographical distances and situated differences and how technologies – broadly understood – mediate this. For instance, for my PhD I have studied the mediation of transactions, their production through numbers, statistics, software systems, reports, and minutes, but also how notions such as trust are socio-technical and made possible by personal relations in combination with technological infrastructures.
My current research interests lie in the philosophy of agricultural technology, to think about what Latour has called ‘earthly politics.’ I am looking for a research group or program that is interested in topics such as the (historical) mediation of agricultural technologies and the politics involved, including themes such as the Anthropocene, food (infrastructures), and working (or breaking) the soil.
Academic background: Pieter Lagerwaard holds a bachelor in anthropology and research master in social science (cum laude). His work has been published in various journals, such as the Journal of Cultural Economy, Critical Studies on Security, and Economy and Society, as well as popular journals such as De Groene Amsterdammer and StukRoodVlees.