Civic Politics & Online Activism in the New Age
Friday, 31 March | 3pm UK / 10am USA (EST) / 7.30pm India / 8pm Bangladesh / 10pm Philippines
Roundtable exploring internet-based social networking & political activism of the non-elite in reformulating civic political space.
SPEAKERS: Fatima Gaw (@fatimagaw) is Doctorand in Media, Technology & Society, Northwestern University, specialising in algorithms, platforms & disinformation networks in The Philippines, and formerly Assistant Professor at the University of The Philippines, Manila; Deana Rohlinger (@DeanaRohlinger1) is Professor of Sociology at Florida State University, is interested in mass media, political participation, and politics in the US, and author, most recently, of New Media and Society (2019); Dr Ratan Kumar Roy (@RatanSanjib) is Charles Wallace Bangladesh Trust Visiting Fellow 2022-23 at LSE South Asia Centre, and Assistant Professor in the School of General Education, BRAC University, Dhaka, Bangladesh. He is author of Television in Bangladesh: News and Audiences (2020), and is currently working on digitalisation, online activism & civic politics in Bangladesh; Dr Amogh Dhar Sharma (@AmoghDS) is Departmental Lecturer in Development Studies at the Oxford Department of International Development, Queen Elizabeth House, University of Oxford. He is currently completing his monograph titled 'The Backstage of Democracy: India's Election Campaigns and the People Who Manage Them' (forthcoming).
DISCUSSANT: David Lewis (@lewisd100) is Professor of Anthropology & Development at LSE, has published extensively on civil society & NGOs in South Asia, and more recently, has been interested in representations of development in popular culture. He is co-editor of the recently published New Mediums, Better Messages: How Innovations in Translation, Engagement & Advocacy are Changing International Development (2022).
CHAIR: Dr Nilanjan Sarkar (@SAsiaLSE) is Deputy Director, LSE South Asia Centre.
Banner image: Sara Kurfeß, 'Phone Wallpaper by @efekurnaz', 2018, Unsplash.
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