Rachel O'Dwyer



I am a media and communications Research Fellow in CONNECT, Trinity College Dublin. My research focuses on emerging markets at the intersection of data, mobile networks and payments. 

I am the leader of the Dublin Art and Technology Association (DATA) and the curator of the festival and conference Openhere.


Previously I was a Government of Ireland Research Fellow in the Sociology Department of Maynooth University. I was founding editor-in-chief of the journal Interference 2009-2017.




Advisory Group of DECODE EU project on data sovereignty for citizens across Europe and beyond; P2P Foundation; Internet of Things (IoT) Council; Orthogonal Research Methods Group, Trinity College Dublin; NESTA Steering Group on Decentralised Citizen-Owned Data Ecosystems.

Forthcoming Talks


October 19th: I will be speaking on a panel at AoIR 2017, Tartu Estonia called Money Studies Meets Internet Studies.



November 3rd: I will be speaking on a panel at Mobile Utopias in Lancaster University on Narrow Utopias of Finance.



November 14th: I am participating in a workshop on Using Blockchain to Secure the Supply Chain at UC Irvine.



December 14th: I will be giving a talk on transactional dataveillance and cash as a mode of resistance at the Slow Computing Workshop in Maynooth Universty. 


January 20th: I will be chairing a panel on Art and Equity at this year's Moneylab in London.