Dr Ash Watson is a cultural sociologist and Senior Research Fellow at UNSW Sydney.

Her research considers the meaning of emerging technologies in people’s lives and how they imagine the future. Focusing on storytelling and belonging, her current projects explore queer digital archives, health-tech startups, personal data imaginaries, and zine communities.

She also writes and edits sociological fiction. Ash is Fiction Editor of The Sociological Review, author of the novel Into the Sea (Brill, 2020), and creator/editor of the open access creative publication So Fi Zine (