Samantha Vilkins is a PhD candidate in science communication at the Australian National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science at The Australian National University in Canberra.
Drawing on a background in mathematics and an ungodly fascination with bureaucracy, her current research focuses on the uses of quantified evidence in politics, and what gets left behind by metrics and statistics.
She spends equal time despairing and proselytising about new media, social or otherwise. She has tutored the Science Communication and the Web course since 2017.
Her visual design work has been on display at the National Museum of Australia and the National Library of Australia, and was part of the Science Gallery Melbourne's 2018 PERFECTION exhibit.
She tweets @samvilkins.
- sociology of quantification
- quantification rhetoric
- public statistics
- evidence & public policy
- civic epistemologies
- new media & society