Upcoming Events

Tuesday, October 6th

Expert Panel on Internet Governance

12:00 pm - 1:20 am, Online

Join us on Tuesday, October 6th @ 12:00 to meet the experts working in the Internet Governance field.
Zoom Link: Join Zoom Meeting (Meeting ID: 952 2810 7144 Passcode: 979783; USC faculty/students can join by signing in their @usc.edu account)
The Annenberg Research Network on International Communication (ARNIC) is inviting for a special session of its regular research seminar that will focus on emerging themes and ongoing challenges in Internet Governance…. Read More » “Expert Panel on Internet Governance”

Tuesday, October 13th

Data Colonialism and Its Discontent: Towards A Non-Aligned Technologies Movement

12:00 pm - 1:20 am, Online

Join us on October 13th @12pm for Nick Couldry, Ulises Mejias, and Juan Ortiz Freuler’s discussion, “Data Colonialism and Its Discontent: Towards A Non-Aligned Technologies Movement.” 
In their new book, The Costs of Connection: How Data Colonizes Human Life and Appropriates it for Capitalism (Stanford University Press, August 2019), Couldry and Mejias argue that today’s transformations of social life through data must be grasped within the long historical arc of dispossession and extractivism,… Read More » “Data Colonialism and Its Discontent: Towards A Non-Aligned Technologies Movement”

Latest News

Employment and Gender Digital Divide in Latin America

Congrats to ARNIC’s director Professor Hernan Galperin for his new publication in the Spanish-language journal Revista Latinoamericana de Economia y Sociedad Digital. The paper is titled “Employment and the Gender Digital Divide in Latin America: A Decomposition Analysis”.

The original publication in Spanish can be found here, and an English-language pre-publication version is available here.

ABSTRACT There is a vast literature that examines the determinants of the gender digital gap in developing countries and puts forth policy recommendations to mitigate it…. Read More » “Employment and Gender Digital Divide in Latin America”

Doctoral student Hoan Nguyen awarded top student paper

Congratulations to our own Hoan Nguyen who has won the student paper prize awarded by the Telecommunications Policy Research Conference (TPRC) for her paper “ICTs Use for Mitigating Social Exclusion in the Lives of Homeless Women”. The paper, which is part of the Connected Skid Row Project, examines the role digital technology plays in countering social discrimination in the lives of homeless women. The paper is scheduled to the presented at the next TPRC conference In Washington DC,… Read More » “Doctoral student Hoan Nguyen awarded top student paper”

Mapping the distance learning gap in CA

We are pleased to announce the release of a new Connected Communities and Inclusive Growth (CCIG) report that examines the ability of K-12 students in California to engage in distance learning based on the availability of an internet-connected computer at home. This follows the release of previous report that focused on families in Los Angeles County. Access the full report here and the interactive map here (the report is also available in e-book format for easier reading)…. Read More » “Mapping the distance learning gap in CA”

Latest Blog Posts

Meet an ARNIC member – Anna Loup

This week we are putting the spotlight on second year Communication PhD student Anna Loup. Anna has been an active member of ARNIC for several years and is currently working on some very exciting research projects!

Name: Anna Loup
General research interests: My interests are currently focused on researching the underlying critical infrastructures that enable and maintain digital communication technologies. I am predominantly interested in the power structures inherent in how these critical infrastructure systems are developed,… Read More » “Meet an ARNIC member – Anna Loup”

Broadband: We must do better

(This article was originally published on The Conversation)
By Hernan Galperin, François Bar and Annette M. Kim
Los Angeles is home to some of the most creative people and businesses in the planet. Our filmmakers, musicians, visual artists, software engineers and scientists entertain the world and push the knowledge frontier forward. Their process is often a mystery, but their tools are not. Underpinning their intellectual pursuit is broadband Internet access, which fosters creativity and innovation by enabling access to information and supporting collaborative work…. Read More » “Broadband: We must do better”

Women-Owned SMEs and Trade: More than Just an Elephant in the Room

Among the conceivably infinite social and economic effects of the internet is the rise of women-owned small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in developing countries. For over thirty years, donor and international aid programs have invested heavily to help women in developing countries build and grow microenterprises, the business context in which the terms “woman” and “entrepreneur” have until recently been linked.
As a result of labor exploitation, human deprivation, illicit markets and the wealth disparities that have ensued from globalization,… Read More » “Women-Owned SMEs and Trade: More than Just an Elephant in the Room”