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ARNIC members to be awarded Charles Benton Junior Scholar Award at TPRC

ARNIC members Matthew Bui and Rachel Moran will be awarded the Charles Benton Junior Scholar Award at this year’s TPRC.
Their paper “Race, Ethnicity, and Issues of Digital Access and Representation: Centering Communities of Color and their Concerns in Internet Issues” was selected by the TPRC panel for the award and will be presented at the upcoming conference.
Congratulations Matt and Rachel!… Read More » “ARNIC members to be awarded Charles Benton Junior Scholar Award at TPRC”

Congratulations to ARNIC members Drs. Nathalie Marechal and Nahoi Koo – our latest PhD graduates!

Nathalie successfully defended her doctoral dissertation on April 30th.  Her committee members were Professors Christina Dunbar-Hester, Patrick James (POIR), Shawn Powers (Georgia State Univ.), and Patricia Riley (Chair).
Nathalie’s dissertation title is “Use Signal, Use Tor? The Political Economy of Digital Rights Technology.”
Nahoi successfully defended her doctoral dissertation on May 1st.  Her committee members were Professors Mike Ananny, Jonathan Aronson, Manuel Castells (Chair), and Peter Monge.  Nahoi’s dissertation title is “Silicon Valley in the 21st Century: Entrepreneurial Resilience and Networked Innovation.”
Congratulations to both –… Read More » “Congratulations to ARNIC members Drs. Nathalie Marechal and Nahoi Koo – our latest PhD graduates!”

Congratulations to ARNIC member Dr Shabnam Shalizi – our latest PhD graduate!

Shabnam successfully defended her dissertation on April 19th.  Her committee members were Professors Jonathan Aronson, Manuel Castells (Chair), Nick Cull, and Peter Robertson (Price School).  Shabnam’s dissertation title is “The Missing Link in Global Value Chains: Women-Owned SME’s in Emerging Markets.”
Congratulations Dr. Shalizi – we look forward to following your career!… Read More » “Congratulations to ARNIC member Dr Shabnam Shalizi – our latest PhD graduate!”

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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”