Bianca Reisdorf was a doctoral student at the OII. She holds a Master’s degree in Sociology (2008) from Bielefeld University, Germany. Her doctorate investigates Internet non-use among middle-aged Britons and Swedes. She worked as a research assistant on the Oxford Internet Surveys (OxIS) from 2008 until 2011.
As a Sociologist, Bianca’s specific focus within the field lay on media sociology and particularly new media, social inequality, quantitative and qualitative research methods, and cross-country comparison. On the basis of a mixed methods approach her dissertation examines macro- and micro-level factors influencing Internet non-use, as well as attitudes, perceptions and everyday lives of British and Swedish non-users aged 25 to 55.
The Oxford Internet Surveys (OxIS) and the OII’s affiliation with the World Internet Project (WIP) as well as the expertise offered by the faculty gave her a perfect research environment to pursue her doctoral studies.
Digital divides, digital inequalities, social inequalities, social structures and stratification, cross-national comparison.