Jérôme Denis’ research focuses on two main objects: data labor and maintenance practices.
Based on surveys conducted within companies in different sectors and public administrations, he seeks to understand what is at stake in data manufacturing operations and their relative invisibilization. In the course of these investigations, he highlights the diversity of the relationships between what counts as data and what counts as work.
With David Pontille, he is also working on a research program questioning the role and organization of maintenance practices. This program aims to decenter the traditional focus of Science and Technology Studies towards innovation. It takes the form of long-term ethnographic enquiries, currently mainly conducted within urban settings (maintenance of wayfinding system, graffiti removal policy, asset management of water networks). It also feeds a growing theoretical reflection that fosters the emergence of maintenance and repair studies.
* Selon les résumés présents dans la base de données bibliographiques