Malcolm Campbell-Verduyn

Malcolm Campbell-Verduyn is senior lecturer in International Political Economy and Deputy Head of the Department of International Relations and International Organization, University of Groningen, as well as Associate Senior Fellow at the K├Ąte Hamburger Kolleg Centre for Global Cooperation Research University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany.

After completing a Ph.D. in International Relations from McMaster University in Canada, Malcolm held a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Balsillie School of International Affairs, as well as taught in the Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto. Since joining the University of Groningen in 2019 Malcolm has taught courses on Science & Technology in International Relations, as well as on Regulation, Governance and Innovation in the Data Science & Society programme at Campus Fryslan.

Guided by a general concern with the roles of emergent technologies, non-state actors and expert knowledge in contemporary global governance, Malcolm studies the on-going and varying implications of big data and blockchain technologies at the intersections of global environmental, financial and security governance. He has published widely in international journals of political economy, political science, and public policy, as well as contributed chapters to various books including on knowledge in the Oxford Handbook of International Political Economy.

Malcolm edited Bitcoin and Beyond: Cryptocurrencies, Blockchains and Global Governance (Routledge, 2018), co-edited Global Digital Data Governance: Polycentric Perspectives (Routledge, 2024), and is the author of Professional Authority After the Global Financial Crisis: Defending Mammon in Anglo-America (Palgrave MacMillan, 2017). He also guest (co-)edited issues of the journals Environment & Planning C: Politics and Space, Global Networks, Global Perspectives and the Review of International Political Economy.

The global political economy of digital identity is Malcolm's current focus of research, which examines attempts to establish 'proofs of humanity' through 'self-sovereign identities' drawing on the blockchain technologies underlying cryptocurrencies. He is also currently preparing the Global Companion to Financial Infrastructures for Cambridge UP with Carola Westermeier and Barbara Brandl, as well as a volume on Bad Policy for Bristol UP with Ian Roberge and Heather McKeen-Edwards. Further on-going collaborations include on "Social-Technical Imaginaries and Decolonial Struggles in Global Finance" with Chris Clarke and Daivi Rodima-Taylor, as well as on "Growth Infrastructures: Making the Pursuit of Ever More (Im)Possible and (Ab)Normal" with Matthias Kranke.

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