Research Dialogues

Approaching socio-digital inequalities from a global perspective

This was panel discussion with the Dutch, Spanish, Swiss, UK and US partners of the From Digital Skills to Tangible Outcomes project. It focused on the difficulties of doing comparative research regarding the links between social and digital inequalities. Panel members used their experiences of doing research around the world to briefly outline problems they have come across deriving from theoretical, conceptual and empirical nuances and incompatibilities.

You can read the report with a synthesis of the main arguments here.


Alexander van Deursen is Assistant Professor in the Department of Media, Communication and Organization at the University of Twente, The Netherlands

Hernan Galperin is Associate Professor of Communication, and Assistant Dean for Excellence in Teaching at Annenberg School for Communication, University of Southern California

Stefano di Marco is a Visiting Fellow in the Department of Media and Communications, LSE. He is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Salamanca

Moritz Buchi is a Visiting Fellow in the Department of Media and Communications, LSE. He is a Senior Research and Teaching Associate in the Department of Communication and Media Research and Digital Society Initiative Fellow at the University of Zurich


Professor Ellen Helsper is Professor in Digital Inequalities at the Department of Media and Communications at LSE, where she also serves as Programme Director for the MSc Media and Communications (Research)