Selected Publications & Resources
For a complete list of my publications, please see my CV.
*Students: Download the latest versions of these course manuals from Canvas!
2019-Present. Bier, J. Infrastructures of Power. First year Master’s course in critical theory. Erasmus University Rotterdam. Revised annually. Full Text (2019-20 Course)
2016-Present. Bier, J. Sociology of the Globe.* Third year Bachelor’s course in critical theory. Erasmus University Rotterdam. Revised annually. Full Text (2018-19 Course)
Books & Special Issues
2017. Bier, J. Mapping Israel, Mapping Palestine: How Occupied Landscapes Shape Scientific Knowledge. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
2013. Harris, A., S. Wyatt, B. van Heur, and J. Bier. Participatory Knowledge Production 2.0, special issue of Information, Communication, and Society 16(2).
Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles
2019. Lee, F., J. Bier, J. Christensen, L. Engelmann, C.F. Helgesson, and R. Williams. Algorithms as Folding: Reframing the Analytical Focus. Big Data and Society 6(2): 1-12. Abstract Full Text
2018. Bier, J. Bodily Circulation and the Measure of a Life: Forensic Identification and Valuation after the Titanic Disaster. Social Studies of Science: 1-28. Abstract Full text
2017. Bier, J. Palestinian State Maps and Imperial Technologies of Staying Put. Public Culture 29 (1 81): 53-78. Abstract Full text
2016. Bier, J. and W. Schinkel. Building Better Ecological Machines: Complexity Theory and Alternative Economic Models. Engaging Science and Technology Studies 2: 266-293. Abstract Full text
2016. Bier, J. Pillaged Books and Plundered Maps: Pirates and the Boundaries of Language. Krisis 2: 1-19. Full text
2013. Wyatt, S., J. Bier, A. Harris, and B. van Heur. Participatory Knowledge Production 2.0: Critical views and Experiences. Introduction to Participatory Knowledge Production 2.0, special issue of Information, Communication, and Society 16(2): 153-59. Full text
2012. Pavlovskaya, M. and J. Bier. Mapping Census Data for Difference: Towards the Heterogeneous Geographies of the Arab American Communities of the New York Metropolitan Area. Geoforum 43(3): 483-49. Abstract Full text
2010. Bier, J. How Niqula Nasrallah Became John Jacob Astor: Syrian Emigrants aboard the Titanic and the Materiality of Language. The Journal of Linguistic Anthropology 18(2): 171-191. Abstract Full text
2002. Sunehag, A.L., K. Louie, J. Bier, S. Tigas, and M. W. Haymond. Hexoneogenesis in the Human Breast during Lactation. The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism 87: 297-301. Abstract Full text
2020. Bier, J. Mapping the Archive for Arab American Women’s Labor in the New York Metropolitan Area. in Arab American Women, edited by Suad Joseph. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, accepted for publication. Full text (draft under review)
2017. Bier, J. Quantification and Classification: The Politics of Counting and Sorting. in Wegwijs in STS: Knowing your Way in STS. Edited by Harro van Lente, Tsjalling Swierstra, Sally Wyatt, and Ragna Zeiss. Maastricht : Maastricht University Science, Technology and Society Studies (MUSTS). Book Full Text
2018. Bier, J. The Tech Bias: Why Silicon Valley Needs Social Theory. in Aeon, February 14. Full Text
2016. Bier, J. “Young Astronauts Club” in Nautilus magazine Spark of Science series. Full Text
2011. Bier, J. Geographic Information Science (GIS) Assessment: Analysis of Mapmaking Goals and Achievements. Special report to the Barrier Monitoring Unit (BMU) of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), Ramallah, November 23. (Not publicly available.)