Daisy Curtis

Human Geography

PhD Researcher in Human Geography (ESRC 1+3)
Department of Geography, College of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Exeter

Start date: September 2017

Research topic: Provisional title: 'Digital Geographies of the 5G mobile network: An exploration of the narratives and experiences of increasing interconnectivity.'

5G technology is the next generation of wireless mobile network, and my PhD research seeks to engage with proponents of 5G technology as well as potential users to provide an insight into how people make sense of, and engage with, this developing technology. The PhD research aims to critically explore some of the major themes bound up with the development of this new technology. These three main themes include: the materiality of the 5G network regarding infrastructural requirements, challenges and concerns; geopolitical and security issues related to the development of the network; as well as the narratives that 5G will be ‘transformative’ by enabling new capabilities, and will act as a foundation for further technological development.

Research supervisors: Dr Pepe Romanillos, Dr Sean Carter

Professional memberships/Positions held:

Exeter Geography PGR Inclusivity and Wellbeing Rep

Email: derc201@exeter.ac.uk

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