PhD candidate, University College London
Contributing Editor, Platypus, The CASTAC Blog
Alice Riddell is a PhD candidate at the Centre for Digital Anthropology at UCL. Her research examines Citizen app, a live crime and safety tracking app in New York City, that functions as both a form of social media and a peer-to-peer surveillance app. Through this lens, Alice's research investigates the impact of the digitization of crime and how this affects community relationships in increasingly gentrified neighbourhoods in Brooklyn. She is further interested in the delicate balance between care and surveillance, and the ways in which urban communities foster a sense of safety and security in the digital age.