Penny Andrews is a doctoral candidate in the Information School at the University of Sheffield and would call herself a polymath if that did not imply more objective levels of success at her endeavours. She is an athlete, activist and artist, with interests in infrastructure, platforms, social media, social history, ethnography, class, worker sport, the future of work and Open Access to research. Her work has been broadcast on BBC Radio 4, 6 Music and the World Service.
She has produced artworks based on intersections of disability/class/gender/sport and the recent history of the UK Labour Party, and has published on participatory design, disability and library spaces and autism and higher education. Andrews is currently working on a book about the Victoria Wood sitcom dinnerladies, a play about artist Felicia Browne and her doctorate. She hopes one day to be Professor of Internet Culture, but her supervisors don’t know what constitutes a dank meme.
Her website is pennybphd.com and she can be found on Twitter at @pennyb