I’m Ash Watson, a sociologist and writer interested in fiction, futures, data and zines. I do research with the Vitalities Lab at UNSW, Sydney.


My primary project is an ARC funded study of how people make sense of/with personal data generating technologies now and for the future. I also do work on sociological fiction, and queer community story-mapping.


My latest sole-authored journal article ‘Methods Braiding‘ has been published in volume 25, issue 1, of Sociological Research Online.

My debut novel Into the Sea is forthcoming this year with Brill.


Email ashleigh.watson@unsw.edu.au

Twitter @awtsn