Alicia Blum-Ross

Dr. Alicia Blum-Ross|

ESRC Fellow

Youth and community media

Ethnographic research including visual, virtual and creative methods

Citizenship and civic participation

Media and critical literacy

Participatory design and community innovation


Dr. Paolo Dini|

Senior Research Fellow

Active Projects: EINS||


Dr. Leslie Haddon|

Senior Research Fellow

Working with Professor Sonia Livingstone| on the EU Kids Online research project

Koen Leurs

Dr. Koen Leurs|

Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellow, September 2013 to August 2015

Working with Dr Myria Georgiou| on a project named titled "Urban Politics of London Youth Analyzed Digitally (UPLOAD)

Research focuses on the intersections of digital media, youth culture, multiculture, migration and gender.

Combines large-scale quantitative approaches (survey research, big-data analysis) with critical small-scale approaches (in-depth interviews, virtual ethnography, discourse analysis).


Dr Antonella Passani|

Research Officer

Active project:|

  • ICT-supported innovation processes for local development
  • (Digital) Social Innovation
  • Participative processes and methods
  • Social impact assessment of research projects
  • Visual anthropology, self-representation, representation of diversity
Julian Sefton Green

Dr. Julian Sefton-Green|

Principal Research Fellow

Working with Professor Sonia Livingstone| on 'The Class'  |research project


Dr. Florian Toepfl|

Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellow, October 2012 to September 2014

Working with Professor Terhi Rantanen| on a project titled "Mediating Semi-Authoritarianism: The Power of the Internet in Russia" (MESAPORUS)

Research focuses on the inter-relations between old and new media and politics in non-democratic regimes, with a strong focus on Russia and the post-Soviet world 


Dr. Shenja van der Graaf
Research Officer,|

Expert and user cultures

Integration of new technologies into society

Mediation of social and economic life, theoretical perspectives

(Personal, open, linked) data, commons, commodification, ethics

Software/code market, legitimate vulnerability, institutional corruption