Dr Francesca Menichelli

British Academy Post Doctoral Fellow at University of Oxford

British Academy Post Doctoral Fellow, Faculty of Law, University of Oxford

Dr Francesca Menichelli is a post doctoral fellow at the Faculty of Law, University of Oxford. She was previously a Research Associate on the Technology and Democracy project, part of the Cambridge Centre for Digital Knowledge at CRASSH. Her research looked at smart city initiatives launched in the UK to analyse the new coalitions of authority, expertise and capital that are brought together under the umbrella of ‘smart cities’, the new modes of governance that these groupings promote and how these interact with the historical, economical, social and political trajectories of specific locales. Previously, Dr Menichelli was a postdoctoral researcher in the faculty of law and criminology at Vrije Universiteit Brussel, where she worked on the EU-funded FP7 project PRISMS.

She received her PhD in urban studies from the University of Milano-Bicocca, for a work that analysed the diffusion of CCTV in Italy in light of wider processes of state reconfiguration taking place in the country in the last two decades and detailed how cameras are not used for crime control, but as a device for the circulation of resources between different institutions and levels of government. She has articles published in the European Journal of Criminology, Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies & Management and the International Journal of E-Planning Research.