Summer Doctoral Programme (SDP) 2011

SDP2011 Oxford: 11 July - 22 July. Accommodation: Lady Margaret Hall.

Summer Doctoral Programme 2011We are delighted to announce that the ninth Oxford Internet Institute (OII) Summer Doctoral Programme (SDP) will be held in Oxford from 11-22 July 2011.

The aim of the programme is to bring together advanced doctoral students engaged in dissertation research relating to the Internet and other ICTs. By sharing their work and learning from leading academics in the field, students can enhance the quality and significance of their thesis research and create a peer network of excellent young researchers.

The 2011 Summer Doctoral Programme will draw substantially upon the OII's research strengths and will involve participation from many of our faculty, together with colleagues from other partner institutions. It will emphasise methodological innovation and good practice in research design, and will expose students to the benefits of discussing their research in a multi-disciplinary teaching environment.

Academic programme

The well-established format of the SDP course structure will be continued with daily research seminars and discussions led by an international group of leading researchers. All students will be asked to present their research to their peers in informal seminars.

The programme will facilitate deep discussion of both substantive and methodological research issues, and help students frame their research questions and direct their research. It will also seek to generate dialogue and debate between students from different disciplinary backgrounds on issues relating to the OII's broad research themes with a view to identifying topics for future collaborative research.

Research Areas

We welcome applications from advanced doctoral students in any discipline whose work in the field of Internet research engages with the OII's broad research priorities. Reflecting the disciplinary base of the OII, most of the seminars will draw on Internet-related research in the social sciences, but some may also cover aspects of the department's projects in the humanities and computer science.



Md. Shahriar Akter, Zheng An, Daiana Beitler, Ryan Biava, Mark Bilandzic, Brandon Brooks,  Kenzie Burchell, Juliette de Maeyer, Dominic DiFranzo, Maria Faust, Laleah Fernandez, Michael Franklin, Kevin Guidry, Jenny Kennedy, Tracy Ann Kosa, Anders Larsson, Fan Mai, Julien Mailland, Richard Medland, Trisha Meyer, Yifat Nahmias, Katherine Ognyanova, Robert Olivo, Fangfang Gao, Jesper Schlæger, Frances Shaw, Viktoria Spaiser, Jun-E Tan, Sonja Vivienne


We are grateful for support from all our academic partners: the Annenberg School of Communication, University of Southern California, the Berkman Center for Internet and Society, Harvard University, the Creative Industries Faculty, Queensland University of Technology (QUT), and the Center for Digital Discourse and Culture, Virginia Tech.

  • The Annenberg School for Communication, University of Southern California
  • The Berkman Center for Internet and Society, Harvard Law School
  • Creative Industries Faculty at Queensland University of Technology