Shanti Sumartojo

Assoc Professor

Accepting PhD Students


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Personal profile


Grounded in human geography, and with a strong commitment to interdisciplinary and collaborative scholarship, my research includes theoretically-informed inquiry into the entanglements of the spatial, digital, sensory and affective in people’s experiential worlds. This includes investigations of how people experience various forms of design and technology in their surroundings, particularly in shared, public spaces and events. I have also published and taught on digital, visual, sensory and design ethnographic methodologies, approaches that I use in my research. My recent publications include Atmospheres and the Experiential World: Theory and Methods (2018, with Sarah Pink) and Commemoration in a Digital World (2021, with Danielle Drozdzewski and Emma Waterton).

 I welcome inquiries from potential PhD students.

Education/Academic qualification

Sociology, PhD, Australian National University

Award Date: 15 Jun 2011

Nationalism Studies, MSc, University of Edinburgh

Award Date: 1 Sep 1996

Sociology/Anthropology, BA, Carleton College

Award Date: 1 Jun 1992

Research area keywords

  • Atmospheres
  • Commemoration
  • Public Space
  • Design Ethnography


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