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Dr Ludovico Rella

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of Geography


Teaching and Supervision

In the Epiphany Term 2024, I will be teaching the lecture Data and Politics II (1st March).

I am currently supervising two Risk Master dissertations.


I am a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Geography at Durham University, in the ERC research project Algorithmic Societies. My PhD focused on cross-border payments and blockchain technologies. I currently study the infrastructural materiality of AI, AI for economic policy making, and Digital Twins for Climate Change Adaptation. I published in Social Studies of Science, Environment and Planning A, the Journal of Cultural Economy, Political Geography, and Big Data&Society, and authored chapters in books published by Elsevier, Springer, and Manchester University Press.

Previous Education

I studied my bachelor in International Studies in Florence, Italy, and my Master in Global Studies in Lund, Sweden. During my Master, I undertook an internship in the "Transnational Political Ordering in Global Finance" research group at the Centre for Intercultural and International Studies in Bremen, Germany.