Dr Shenja van der Graaf

PhD alumni

Department of Media and Communications

About me

Thesis: Designing for mod development: user creativity as product development strategy on the firm-hosted 3D software platform (2009)

Supervisor: Professor Robin Mansell

After the PhD

Shenja van der Graaf (PhD (LSE), MA (Utrecht University)) is a Senior Researcher at IBBT-SMIT at the Vrije Unversiteit Brussel. She is also a Visiting Fellow at London School of Economics (LSE) and Fellow at MIT Media Lab ID Hub. Her current work is concerned with social, economic, and policy issues arising from innovations associated with ICTs (information and communications technologies). She was a Fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society (Harvard) and the Research Center for Information Law (University of St. Gallen), a consulting researcher at Convergence Culture Consortium (MIT), an alumna of the Oxford Internet Institute, and worked as consultant for Hakuhodo in Tokyo.

Contact: shenjavandergraaf@alumni.lse.ac.uk

Website: http://www.shenja.org


(Most can be downloaded from www.shenja.org or ssrn)

Peer-reviewed articles

van der Graaf, S., and Vanobberghen, W. (u.r.). At Home in Brussels: Professional mobility as a service. First Monday.

van der Graaf, S. (u.r.). Managing Second Life: User participation on the firm-hosted platform. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication.

van der Graaf, S. (u.r.). Get Organized At Work! A look inside the game design process of Valve and Linden Lab. Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society.

van der Graaf, S. (accepted). The Matrix! Fan Conflict and Gossip in Networked Celebrity Culture. Ashgate Research Companion to Fan Cultures.

van der Graaf, S. (forthcoming). Modonomics: Participation and Competition in Contention. Journal of Gaming and Virtual Worlds. (4)2.

Peer-reviewed book chapters, reviews and conference papers/proceedings

Ballon, P., Glidden, J., Kranas, P., Menychtas, A., Ruston, S., and van der Graaf, S. (2011). Is there a Need for a Cloud Platform for European Smart Cities? eChallenges 2011.

van der Graaf, S. (2011). Making Virtual Worlds: Linden Lab and Second Life by Thomas M. Malaby. International Journal of Cultural Studies, London: Sage. vol. 14, number 1. 115-116.[book review].

Reports, research memos and white papers

Dini, P., Passani, A., van der Graaf, S. & Bellini, F. (in progress). The Socio-Economic Impact Assessment of IoS Research Projects. [white paper].

van der Graaf, S. and Clippinger, J. (in progress). Trusted Data-Privacy Infrastructures: A synthesis of global views. [white paper].

van der Graaf, S., Ramirez Reyes, M., Long, G. (2010). Doctor Who. Confidential, USA.[report].

van der Graaf, S. (2010). You and OurSpace. C3 Research Memo, MIT, USA.