Walton, S. (2021). Ageing with Smartphones in Urban ItalyUCL Press.

Miller, D., Awondo, DeVries, M., Duque, P., Garvey, P., Haapio-Kirk, L., Hawkins, L., M., Otaegui, A., Walton, S., Wang., X. (2021)., The Global Smartphone, UCL Press.

Book chapters:

Walton S. (2018) ‘Remote ethnography, digital co-presence: exploring visual anthropological methods for research on the web’ in Costa, C. and Condie, J. (Eds.) Doing research in and on the Digital: Research Methods Across Fields of Inquiry’, Routledge

Walton, S. (2017) ‘Being there where?’ Designing digital-visual methods for moving with/in Iran’ in Salazar, N., Elliot, A., and Norum, R., (Eds.),  Methodologies of Mobility: Ethnography and Experiment, Berghahn Books.

Peer-reviewed articles:

Walton, S. (2020). ‘Place-Objects: Anthropology of Digital Photography/s’, in Carroll, T., Walford, A. and Walton, S.,(Eds.)  Lineages and Advancements in Material Culture Anthropology.Bloomsbury.

Walton, S. (forthcoming, 2021) ‘Out of place in Cyberspace: Living Digital Archives in Iran’ in Johnson, G., and Shultz, D. (Eds), Photo Archives and the Place of Photography.Bloomsbury.

Walton, S. (2016) ‘The Anthropologist as Curator: Introducing a Digital Photography Exhibition as a Collaborative and Participatory Fieldwork Method’ in Afonso, A, I., Bayre, F. and Harper, K., (Eds.) Special Issue: Participatory Visual and Digital Research in Anthropology: Engagement and Innovation, Visual Ethnography, Altrimedia Edizioni.

Walton, S. (2016) ‘Photographic Truth in Motion: The Case of Iranian Photoblogs’ in Anthropology and Photography, volume 4. Royal Anthropological Institute.

Walton, S. (2015) ‘Re-envisioning Iran Online: Photoblogs and the Ethnographic “Digital-Visual Moment’’’ in Ryzova, L. (Ed.) Special Issue: Critical Histories of Photography in the Middle East, Middle East Journal of Culture and Communications (MJCC), Brill.

Online essays & academic blog posts:

Walton, S. (2020). Social Distancing Vs. Digital Social Participation in Milan: Notes from Fieldwork and After. Blog post as part of the ASSA project. March 2020.

Walton, S. (2020). Milano Smart City: from above, below, and beyond. Post-fieldwork blog post as part of the ASSA project. January 2020.

Walton, S. (2019). Digital Social Participation: Cases from Milan. Post-fieldwork blog post as part of the ASSA project. September 2019.

Walton, S. (2019). Smartphones: addictions and connections. Fieldwork blog post as part of the ASSA project. May 2019.

Walton, S. (2019). Mothers and Daughters in Milan and Beyond. Fieldwork blog post as part of the ASSA project. March 2019.

Walton, S. (2019). Ageing Actively in Focus. Fieldwork blog post as part of the ASSA project. January 2019.

Walton, S. and Miller, D. (2018). ‘What’s the Opposite of Facebook? Err…it’s (still) Facebook’, blog post as part of ASSA project. June 2018

Walton, S. (2018). ‘Milan, Mobiles, and Mobility’ blog post as part of ASSA project, May 2018

Walton, S (2018). ‘The Sandwich Generation: Mobile View from Multicultural Milan’, blog post as part of ASSA project, March 2018

Walton, S. (2016) ‘Abadan’s digital afterlife: past images and present pasts in Abadani virtual communities’ in Elling, R. (Ed.) Abadan: Retold, online open access:

Walton, S. (2014) ‘Exploring Digital-Visual Anthropological Research Methods’. Material World blog, December 2014:

Walton, S. (2013) ‘Digital Visual Anthropology: Envisaging the Field’. Ethnography Matters blog, November 2013:

Book Reviews:

Walton, S. (2020) Prozac Diaries:Psychiatry and Generational Memory in Iran (2016) by Orkideh Behrouzan, for Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute (JRAI)

Walton, S. (2017) Camera Orientalis: Reflections on Photography of the Middle East (2015) by Ali Behdad, University of Chicago Press. TAP Review, Spring 2017.