Dr Anthony Kelly

Dr Anthony Kelly

Visiting Fellow

Department of Media and Communications

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Key Expertise
political consumption, selective exposure, partisan media

About me

Dr Anthony Kelly is a Paris-based digital anthropologist and political communication specialist. He holds a PhD in Media and Communications from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). His current research explores how the mediation of partisanship relates to new ways of owning, controlling, and financing digital media. More broadly, Dr Kelly’s work seeks to highlight the perspectives of users and communities, with an emphasis on examining how people experience and communicate about the lived realities of social and technological change. He is a former lecturer in anthropology, having developed and delivered modules on digital anthropology, political media, and globalisation at Maynooth University, Ireland. More recently, Dr Kelly served as Digital Anthropologist at L’Atelier BNP Paribas, where he designed and directed research on the social and cultural implications of emerging technologies.

Expertise Details

political consumption; selective exposure; partisan media; platform economies; online political talk; user-generated media; comparative politics; social conflict; discourse; affect; identity; voice


Journal articles

Book chapters


  • Rantanen, T., Jääskeläinen, A., Bhat, R., Stupart, R. & Kelly, A. (2019). The future of national news agencies in Europe: Executive summary. London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK. https://doi.org/10.21953/lse.aeginold23jj.
  • Livingstone, S., Stoilova, M., & Kelly, A. (2016). Cyberbullying: incidence, trends and consequences. In United Nations, Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children, Ending the torment: Tackling bullying from the schoolyard to cyberspace (pp. 115-122). New York, NY: United Nations.