Entries by Uka

Elia Vitturini

Elia Vitturini received his PhD in social anthropology at the University of Milan-Bicocca (Italy). Since 2011 he has carried out fieldwork research in Somaliland. His analysis adopted the point of view of young political activists and party members in order to investigate the process of state institutions building, the relationships between plural political actors of […]

PCMLP at The Digital | Economy | Africa Conference

Dr Eleanor Marchant will be giving a talk titled “The limits and possibilities of African entrepreneurial storytelling” at The Digital | Economy | Africa Conference in Johannesburg. The Digital | Economy | Africa Conference takes place March 27-28, 2019 at the School of Tourism and Hospitality, University of Johannesburg. The conference will bring together key […]

New Book by Roxana Radu: ‘Negotiating Internet Governance’

Negotiating Internet Governance Roxana Radu This book provides an incisive analysis of the emergence and evolution of global Internet governance, revealing its mechanisms, key actors and dominant community practices. Based on extensive empirical analysis covering more than four decades, it presents the evolution of Internet regulation from the early days of networking to more recent […]

Summer Institute applications are now open!

We are pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for the Oxford Media Policy Summer Institute! Deadline: April 20, 2019 Early Decision Deadline: March 19, 2019 For the past twenty years, the Media Policy Summer Institute has brought together top early career scholars (including advanced PhD students, post-docs and lecturers), media lawyers and regulators, human […]

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From AnOx alumni: 37 Front Street File: Now we know what you did last summer

This past summer, as my colleagues surveyed France’s fine frontiers or motored through the American Midwest, my own sojourn took me to a similarly fanciful destination: Hogwarts. Well, sort of. The historic university city of Oxford, U.K. is well-regarded, not only for its academic prowess, but also, more recently, for being a source of inspiration […]

Build an internet for, and from, us all

 28 NOVEMBER 2018 If the digital revolution is to democratize knowledge, it must include the voices of marginalized communities, say Anasuya Sengupta, Siko Bouterse and Kira Allmann. In 2014, Grace Banu joined Sri Krishna College of Engineering and Technology in Sugunapuram, India, to study electrical engineering. This would be an important achievement for anyone, but […]

PCMLP at the 61st annual African Studies Association conference

Last week, PCMLP Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Dr Eleanor Marchant, attended the 61st annual African Studies Association conference held in Atlanta, Georgia, and presented recent findings from her doctoral thesis, Anyone Anywhere: Narrating African Innovation in a Global Community of Practice. The African Studies Association brings together thousands of scholars every year from disciplines as diverse […]

A tale of two publics? Online politics in Ethiopia’s elections

ABSTRACT This article examines two apparently contradictory uses of digital media during elections: in 2005, when still nascent digital tools were employed by Ethiopians to contest power in ways that pre-configured tactics later adopted by protesters elsewhere in Africa and globally; and in 2015, when digital publics displayed disenchantment towards an election with a foregone […]

Academic Visitor: Prof. Yu-li Liu

Prof. Yu-li Liu  is a Distinguished Professor of Communications at National Chengchi University (NCCU) in Taiwan. She was the former VP for Research and Development of NCCU. She also served as the Director of International Master’s Program in International Communication Studies (IMICS) of NCCU from 2010 to 2013 and chairperson of the Radio and TV Department of […]