Brett’s current research focuses on the intersection between capitalism and technology, examining the ways that big data and artificial intelligence are changing dominant logics of accumulation. His work seeks to understand how the US, the E.U. and China are engaging with questions of data privacy and the proliferation of digital surveillance architectures. In particular, he is concerned with the social and economic consequences of regulatory capture, behavioral commodification and neoliberal capitalism. Prior to his arrival at UCSB, Brett completed his BA at the University of Redlands, and received MA degrees in Global Studies from the University of Leipzig and Roskilde University.
Brett will be working with Professor Jan Nederveen Pieterse on issues of globalization.
Fellowship term: Winter 2019, Fall 2020
University of California
Santa Barbara, CA 93106–2150