I’m a PhD candidate in Sociology and Methodology of Social Research at the University of Milan and the University of Turin, a joint PhD program of the Network for the Advancement of Social and Political Studies (NASP). As part of a co-supervision agreement, in 2021 I enrolled in the doctoral program in Social Sciences at KU Leuven. The main focus of my research activity is on religious nones, survey methods and potential impact of Big Data on the emerging field of non-religion studies. In particular, my PhD project proposes a text mining approach to the analysis of non-religious discourses in the United States and the United Kingdom between 1881 and 2019. I'm currently a member of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion (SSSR) and of the International Society for Historians of Atheism, Secularism, and Humanism (ISHASH). Before joining NASP I worked as researcher at Bruno Kessler Foundation with a double affiliation to the Center for Information and Communication Technology and to the Center for Religious Studies. Formerly, I worked on the European Values Study 2017 at Tilburg University and collaborated with the Department of Sociology and Social Research and with the Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science of the University of Trento.
• Balazka, D. (2021, October 28). Archives of Power and Power of Archives. Data and computation cyberdiversity: Pluralismo e Intelligenza Artificiale. Nuove pratiche per l’analisi e lo studio delle tecnologie: Per un archivio dei rituali del nuovo abitare, Trento, Italy.