Dr Maria Rikitianskaia

Dr Maria Rikitianskaia

Visiting Fellow

Department of Media and Communications

Key Expertise
wireless communication

About me

Dr Maria Rikitianskaia is a Visiting Fellow in the Department of Media and Communications at LSE, in addition to being a postdoctoral researcher at USI Università della Svizzera italiana, Lugano, Switzerland. Her research focuses on the global history of wireless communication, from wireless telegraphy during World War I to the wireless and mobile networks of the present day. At LSE, she is working on her research project "The World Wide Wireless: The Origins and Global Spread of Wi-Fi Networks, 1985-2003" funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation and aims at researching the origins of Wi-Fi networks through the transnational approach, the political economy of communication, and the social construction of technology.

 Dr Rikitianskaia will be working with Dr Mulvin during her time at LSE.

Expertise Details

wireless communication; transnational approach; the political economy of communication; the social construction of technology