Dr Ash Watson is a sociologist of technology and fiction with the ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making and Society at UNSW Sydney. Her research combines arts-based and qualitative methods to explore the sociocultural impacts of emerging technologies and the possible futures of current trends.
Ash’s debut novel Into the Sea (Brill, 2020) is ‘an experiment in sociological imagination.’ Her creative writing is published in various national literary magazines including Overland, SCUM mag, and Baby Teeth Journal. She makes zines at Frances St Press and runs the creative public sociology project So Fi Zine.
Since 2018, Ash has served as Fiction Editor of The Sociological Review. She is also an Editorial Board member of the academic journal Qualitative Research and the literary journal Authora Australis. For updates about sociological fiction projects, subscribe to the newsletter. You can contact Ash via email or Twitter.