Summer Doctoral Programme (SDP) 2013

SDP2013 Toronto: 8 July - 19 July. Accommodation: Victoria College, University of Toronto.

Summer Doctoral Programme 2013

Summer Doctoral Programme 2013 The eleventh Oxford Internet Institute (OII) Summer Doctoral Programme (SDP) was held at the iSchool, University of Toronto, from 8-19 July 2013, thanks to the kind support and engagement of Dean of the iSchool, Professor Seamus Ross, and all his staff. Although the structure of the 2013 Programme was similar to that in previous years, we were able to build upon the research strengths of both OII and the iSchool and were delighted to involve 10 faculty members from the University of Toronto as well academics from Ryerson University, York University and the University of Western Ontario. Highlights of the programme included a keynote lecture from Professor Barry Wellman, a day of seminars at Ryerson, and a social trip canoeing between the islands in Toronto harbour.

Academic programme

Highlights of the academic programme included Barry Wellman on The Triple Revolution: How Networked Individualism Plays Out in Community, Family and Work, Leslie Regan Shade on Young Canadians, Participatory Digital Culture and Policy Literacy, Jason Nolan on Networked Sociality and ‘the autistic panic’, and Ron Deibert and Masahi Nishihata on Mixed method Approaches to Studying Information Controls.

Download: SDP 2013 Schedule



Colin Agur (Columbia University), Mohammadreza Alaeddini (University of California, Berkeley School of Law), César Albarrán Torres (University of Sydney), Cameran Ashraf (University of California, Los Angeles), Ryan Burns (University of Washington), Miguel Caetano (ISCTE-IUL), Charlie File (Rutgers University), Robbie Fordyce (University of Melbourne), Lucas Gaspard (RMIT University), Barbara Gligorijevic (Queensland University of Technology), Alicja Gniewek (University of Luxembourg), Julian Gottlieb (University of California, Santa Barbara), Ilona Grzywinska (University of Warsaw), Guy Hoskins (York University), Ioana Literat (University of Southern California), Wenlin Liu (University of Southern California), Christoph Lutz (University of St. Gallen), Randy Lynn (George Mason University), NiamhNi Bhroin (University of Oslo), Kim Osman (Queensland University of Technology), Dongoh Park (Indiana University), Nicholas Proferes (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee), Andrew Schrock (University of Southern California), Dino Sossi (Columbia University), Todd Suomela (University of Tennessee), Sarah Talboom (Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), Ana Vimieiro (Queensland University of Technology), Zeynep Yetis (Stockholm School of Economics)


We are very grateful to the iSchool, University of Toronto for agreeing to host this Programme. In addition, we would like to thank the following schools for their support of students and faculty: Faculty of Communication and Design, Ryerson University; Annenberg School of Communication, University of Southern California; ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation; Creative Industries Faculty, QUT