The Oxford Internet Institute and the journal, Information, Communication and Society are co-organizing a symposium to critically assess the last decade of social research on the Internet and identify directions for research over the next.

About the speakers

  • Professor William H. Dutton

    Affiliation: Oxford Internet Institute
  • Dr Victoria Nash

    Affiliation: Oxford Internet Institute
  • Professor Christine Borgman

  • Dr Andrew Graham

    Affiliation: University of Oxford
  • Professor Manuel Castells

    Affiliation: Open University of Catalonia (UOC)
  • Brian Loader

    Affiliation: University of York

    Brian studied at Southampton University between 1978 and 1981 where he obtained a BSc (Joint Hons.) in Politics and Sociology. He taught public and social policy at Southampton Institute of Higher Education and gained a Master of Public Policy from the University of Bristol in 1989. Moving north to work at the University of Teesside he taught first in the School of Social Sciences before establishing and directing the Community Informatics Research and Applications Unit in 1996. During this period he became founding Editor of the international journal of Information, Communication and Society, organised numerous conferences, led several research programmes, undertook keynote presentations and published books, articles and chapters on community informatics and e-democracy. Brian joined the Department of Sociology at the University of York as a Senior Lecturer in 2006 to pursue his academic interests in new media technologies, such as the internet, and their socio-political diffusion. He teaches courses on new media and society and political sociology as well as being programme leader for the MSc Social Informatics and Management.

  • Vint Cerf

    Affiliation: Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist, Google

    Vint Cerf is a computer scientist who is recognized as one of the ‘fathers of the Internet’. His contributions have been widely acknowledged by many honorary degrees and awards, including the National Medal of Technology, the Turing Award, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and membership in the National Academy of Engineering. Vint Cerf is currently Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist at Google, since September 2005.

  • Dr Eszter Hargittai

    Affiliation: Associate Professor of Communication Studies and Faculty Associate, Institute for Policy Research, Northwestern University

    Eszter Hargittai is Associate Professor of Communication Studies and Faculty Associate of the Institute for Policy Research at Northwestern University where she heads the Web Use Project. Eszter received a B.A. in Sociology from Smith College and a PhD in Sociology from Princeton University where she was a Wilson Scholar. She was a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford (2006-07) and a Fellow at the Institute for International Integration Studies, Trinity College Dublin (2007). Currently, she is a Fellow at Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society.

  • Professor Barry Wellman

    Affiliation: S.D. Clark Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Toronto

    Barry Wellman is the S.D. Clark Professor at the Department of Sociology at the University of Toronto, where he directs NetLab. He is also a cross-appointed member of the university’s Knowledge Media Design Institute, and Faculty of Information. With Lee Rainie, he’s just finished ‘Networked: The New Social Operating System’, to be published by MIT Press, January 2012.

  • Dr Lisa Nakamura

    Affiliation: University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign

    Lisa Nakamura is the Director of the Asian American Studies Program, Professor in the Institute of Communication Research and Media Studies Program and Professor of Asian American Studies at the University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign. She is the author of Digitizing Race: Visual Cultures of the Internet (University of Minnesota Press, 2008), Cybertypes: Race, Ethnicity and Identity on the Internet (Routledge, 2002) and co-editor of Race in Cyberspace (Routledge, 2000). She is editing a collection with Peter Chow-White entitled Digital Race: An Anthology (Routledge, forthcoming) and is writing a new monograph on social inequality in virtual worlds, tentatively entitled ‘Workers Without Bodies: Towards a Theory of Race and Digital Labor in Virtual Worlds, or, Why World of Warcraft needs a Civil Rights Movement’.

  • Dr Laura DeNardis

    Affiliation: Research Scholar, Lecturer, and Executive Director, Information Society Project, Yale Law School

    Laura DeNardis is a Research Scholar, Lecturer, and the Executive Director of the Information Society Project at Yale Law School. DeNardis is an Internet governance scholar and the author of Protocol Politics: The Globalization of Internet Governance (MIT Press: 2009), Information Technology in Theory (Thompson: 2007 with Pelin Aksoy), and numerous book chapters and articles. DeNardis received a Ph.D. in Science and Technology Studies (STS) from Virginia Tech, a Master of Engineering degree from Cornell University, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Engineering Science from Dartmouth College.

  • Dr danah boyd

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