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Associate and Visiting Staff


Savita Bailur

Bailur, Savita (Dr)

Guest Lecturer in the Department of Media and Communications

Open Data Research Lead at the World Wide Web Foundation

Research interests: multi-disciplinary approaches to “ICTs and development”. She is particularly interested in the wicked problems of alleged “community” or “citizen” participation or ICT’s contribution to democracy. 




Campanella, Bruno (Dr)

Visiting fellow from 1 February 2017 to 31 January 2018

Universidade Federal Fluminense (UFF).

Lead academic at LSE: Nick Couldry

Media practices between celebrity and their followers and fans. This research focuses on an economy of visibility based on the concept of 'media recognition'.

Personal website: https://uff.academia.edu/BrunoCampanella


Carr, John (Mr)                

Visiting Senior Fellow from 1 May 2012 to 30 April 2018              

The uses of the internet and associated digital technologies by children and young people.              

Personal website: http://johnc1912.wordpress.com

Twitter: @johnc1912




Dini, Paolo (Dr)

Associate Professorial Research Fellow, EINS | OpenLaws.eu

The relation of social, economic and political theory to bottom-up socio-economic phenomena. http://heteropolitics.net/

Epistemology and interdisciplinarity

The social construction of technology


Dulong de Rosnay, Melanie (Dr)

Visiting Fellow from 1 September 2013 to 30 September 2017

French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) Institute for Communication Sciences (ISCC)

Commons and distributed architectures

Personal website: http://www.iscc.cnrs.fr/spip.php?article1558

Twitter: @melanieddr




Graham, Mark (Professor)

Visiting fellow from 1/1/2016 to 1/2/2018

University of Oxford

 Mark Graham is an Associate Professor at the Oxford Internet Institute. Mark’s research focuses internet geographies, digital work, and economic development. He is currently leading a European Research Council Starting Grant to lead a team to study 'knowledge economies' in Sub-Saharan Africa over five years.

Personal website: http://www.oii.ox.ac.uk/people/graham/

Twitter: @geoplace


Görzig, Anke (Dr)

Visiting Fellow from Nov. 2011 to Nov. 2017

Lecturer in Psychology (University of West London), Previously Survey Research Officer (EU Kids Online II)

Current projects: ongoing analyses and data linkage of EU Kids Online II survey data, development of updated versions of the EU Kids Online questionnaires, comparison of prevalence rates for bullying and their predictors from two cross-national surveys (EU Kids Online and HBSC – Health Behaviours of School aged Children), development and implementation of a school-based project supporting adolescents’ resilience and coping strategies in relation to the experience of cyberbullying

Website: personal.lse.ac.uk/goerzig

Twitter: @AnkeGorzig




Kumru Berfin, Emre Cetin (Dr) 

Visiting fellow from 1 June 2016 to 1 October 2016. 

Hacettepe University

Research focusses on transnational Identity and the Turkish Television Viewership in London. It aims to understand the ways in which the migrants who view Turkish television on a regular basis make sense of their cultural identity through television.

Personal website: 



Leslie Haddon

Haddon, Leslie (Dr)

Senior Research Fellow, EU Kids Online

ICT consumption/domestication

children and the internet

mobile phones

social shaping of technology 

Dylan Haskins

Haskins, Dylan

Visiting fellow from September 2016.

BBC - Project Lead on the Curation Prototype, part of the development of the Ideas Service digital proposition announced in 2016.

Summary of research: The compatibility and adaptability of public service broadcasting principles in a digital platform content distribution media ecosystem. Research paper funded by the AHRC as part of fellowship on the Clore Leadership Programme.

Personal website: www.dylanhaskins.ie 

Twitter: @diylan 

Karina Horsti

Horsti, Karina (Dr) 

Visiting fellow from 1 April 2016 to 31 Dec 2016

Department of Social Sciences and Philosophy, University of Jyväskylä Finland

Lead academic: Lilie Chouliaraki

Mediterranean sea is a border zone where thousands of people have drowned in the past 20 years. My present project examines how contemporary forced migration and border related deaths are publicly remembered in Europe—and what kinds of implications memory performances have for social equality and cultural identities.

Personal website: 


Horten, Monica (Dr)

Visiting Fellow from 1 October 2012

Author of :' A Copyight Masqerade: how corporate lobbying threatens online freedoms' (Zed 2013), 'The Copyright Enforcement Enigma - Internet politics and the Telecoms Package' (Palgrave Macmillan 2012). She will be publishing a new book  in 2015/16.

Independent expert on the Council of Europe Committee on Cross-border flow of Internet traffic and Internet freedom (MSI-INT) **Internet, telecoms and copyright policy in the European Union

Personal website: http://www.iptegrity.com

Twitter: @Iptegrity 




Lunt, Peter (Professor)

Visiting fellow from 4 January 2016 to 31 August 2016

University of Leicester

Peter Lunt works in a number of areas of media and communication including audience research, media regulation and the intersection of media and social theory.. He is currently writing a book for Polity on "Goffman and the Media"

Personal website: http://www2.le.ac.uk/departments/media/people/peter-lunt/professor-peter-lunt-profile

Twitter: @PeterLunt2



Jim Macnamara

Macnamara, Jim (Prof)

Visiting Professor from 1 July 2016 to 31 December 2017.

University of Technology Sydney.

Jim is Professor of Public Communication at UTS and is currently researching organisational listening by government and corporations designed to increase engagement and trust. He is examining way of making research, public consultation, correspondence, customer relations, social media use, and other organisation-public communication, more open, inclusive, and effective.

Personal website: http://www.uts.edu.au/staff/jim.macnamara


Mascheroni, Giovanna (Dr)

Visiting Fellow from 1 September 2013 to 30 June 2017

Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

She is coordinating the Net Children Go Mobile project, analysing opportunities and risks of mobile convergent media among children. Is involved in the WebPolEU project, in which she focuses on the relationship between digital and civic literacies.

Personal website: http://docenti.unicatt.it/ita/giovanna_mascheroni/

Twitter: @giovannamas 


Milne, Claire

Visiting Senior Fellow from June 2009 to June 2018

More information: professional webpageAntelope Consulting 


Musaro, Pierlugi (Prof)

Visiting Fellow from January to January 2017

Associate Professor, Department of Sociology and Business Law, University of Bologna

Research Fellow, Institute for Public Knowledge, New York University.

Ethical, aesthetic, and political challenges of humanitarian discourse in portraying and policing migration in the European Union

Personal website



Ioanna Noula

Noula, Ioanna (Dr)

Visiting fellow from 11 February 2016 until 31 December 2016.

University of Thessaly

My current research addresses young people’s online political participation and the effects of online surveillance on their activity in social networking sites.

Personal website: https://ioannanoula.wordpress.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ioannanoula



Didem Ozkul

Ozkul, Didem (Dr)

Visiting Fellow from February to 20 December 2016

University of Westminster

Research summary: A critical analysis of the commercial uses of location data and its impacts on society. It is situated within the intersection of scholarly discussions on political economy of the Internet and location technologies.

Website: www.didemozkul.com




Pei, Huang(Dr)

Visiting Fellow from 25 Feb 2016 to 25 Feb 2017

Associate Professor in Communication, School of Digital Media and Design Arts, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications , China

My research interests are social shaping of digital technology, self presentation and identity in social media, political economy of animation and game industry in China.


Polonska, Eva (Dr)

Visiting Fellow from September 2015 to December 2016

Previously lecturer at the Monash European and EU Centre, Melbourne, Australia

Research summary: Comparative study of the role of European international broadcasting and its impact on soft power and public diplomacy efforts of selected European states (France, Germany and the UK) and of the European Union. The project also examines whether Europe and Africa converage, or not, on issues of governance, peace, development, and gender equality.


Pontes, Herimateia (Dr)

Visiting Fellow from 1 February 2016 to 31 January 2017

Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (UFPE)

My study intends to investigate the increasing negative rhetoric that has been (re)produced discursively in the public sphere by the mainstream online media about the recent Haitian imigration in Brazil and its impacts/implications for social life.




Raboy, Marc (Prof)

Visiting Professor, September 2015 to September 2016

Professor and Beaverbrook Chair in Ethics, Media and Communications at McGill University

Personal website: http://www.mcgill.ca/ahcs/people/faculty/raboy


Anna Roosvall

Roosvall. Anna (Dr)

Visiting fellow from 1 October 2016 to 31 December 2016

Department of Media Studies, Stockholm University

Research Summary: Media, nation/globalization, justice and solidarity. Writing the book Media and Transnational Climate Justice: Indigenous Activism and Climate Politics (Peter Lang, w. Matthew Tegelberg). Also studying cultural debates on racism, identity, migration.

Personal website: https://research.ims.su.se/en/profiles/15-anna-roosvall

Twitter: @AnnaRoosvall




Schlesinger, Philip (Prof)

Visiting Professor until September 2019

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Schroeder, Jonathan (Prof)

Visiting fellow from 1 October 2016 to 28 February 2017.

Rochester Institute of Technology

Summary of research: I study intersections of branding and visual culture. Current projects on selfies, mid-century media, and soft power, and a new book (with Janet Borgerson), Designed for Hi-Fi Living: The Vinyl LP in Mid-century America, to be published by MIT Press.

Personal website: https://www.rit.edu/cla/kern/

Jonny Shipp

Shipp, Jonny (Mr)

Visiting fellow from 1 January 2016 to 31 December 2018

Telefónica SA

What drives digitalization? How are connectivity, openness, security, trust, entrepreneurship interacting to reshape everyday life? What is a better digital life? Which public policies will deliver this, in particular in Europe and Latin America?

Twitter: @jonnyshipp



anneli valpola

Valpoli, Anneli (Ms)

Visiting fellow from 1 March 2017 to 1 March 2018 

Lead academic at LSE: Terhi Rantanen

How to develop successful Communication Professionals. To study the development needs of future communication professionals learning from the top performers today describing their Tacit Knowledge and the career path to those capabilities.


Vincent, Jane

Visiting Fellow from February 2015 to January 2017

Research Summary: To develop and build on this research of the Net Children Go Mobile and EU Kids Online projects with a focus on the study of emotion and children’s use of mobile internet.




Wheeler, Mark (Prof)

Visiting fellow from 1 September 2016 until 31 August 2017.

London Metropolitan University

Research summary: Celebrity politics have become common-place in modern political communications. In tandem social media platforms have grown to form a more expansive conception of ‘political capital.’ This research focuses on US Presidential nominee Donald Trump.

Personal website: http://www.londonmet.ac.uk/faculties/faculty-of-social-sciences-and-humanities/people/surnames-t-to-z/mark-wheeler/ 

Tony Wilson Photo-page-001

Wilson, Tony (Prof)

Visiting Fellow from 1 October 2015 to 30 September 2018

Jeffrey Cheah Educational Foundation, Malaysia

Consumption, Marketing and Practice Theories: A Hermeneutic Perspective, a Routledge monograph considering consumption in marketing and media studies, psychology and sociology from hermeneutic horizons as practices.

Personal website: http://sunway.academia.edu/TonyWilson/