A multi-disciplinary research network focused on global information policies and the socioeconomic implications of new communication infrastructures.

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Book Talk with Prof. Janaki Srinivasan

By kjang | September 19, 2022

Please join us for a book talk by Professor Janaki Srinivasan on Thursday Oct 13th at 5pm for new her book titled: The Political Lives of Information: Information and the Production of Development in India Information has fundamentally reshaped development discourse and practice. In this study, Janaki Srinivasan examines the history of the idea of…

V. Sridhar – Gig Worker Interaction in Online Labor Markets

By Ke Huang-Isherwood | April 13, 2022

Join our in-person seminar next Monday, April 18 at 12 PM PT to hear from Professor V. Sridhar. He will be speaking on “Gig Worker Interaction in Online Labor Markets.” The informal economy forms the backbone of most of developing countries and employs more than 80% of the labor force and contributes to more than…

Arturo Arriagada – Influencers and Creator Economies: Imaginaries, Platform Evolution, and Commercial Value Chains

By Ke Huang-Isherwood | March 17, 2022

Join our seminar next Friday, March 25 at 12:30 PM PT to hear from Professor Arturo Arriagada. He will be speaking on “Influencers and Creator Economies: Imaginaries, Platform Evolution, and Commercial Value Chains.” In his presentation, Professor Arriagada will analyze influencers’ activities in the so-called creator economy from their 1) social imaginaries, 2) relation with platform…

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Meet our new visiting scholar – Dr. Karen Arriaza Ibarra

By kjang | September 2, 2022

This semester, we welcome Dr. Karen Arriaza Ibarra, professor of Audiovisual Communication from Complutense University in Madrid, Spain. Her research includes comparative analysis of the media, political communication, economy and organizational structure of the media, and the evolution of cultural industries. Learn more about her work in our visiting scholars page and connect with her…

Meet our new visiting scholar – Dr. V. Sridhar

By Ke Huang-Isherwood | April 13, 2022

During April and May of this year, Dr. V. Sridhar from the Centre for IT and Public Policy at the International Institute of Information Technology in Bangalore, India is visiting with ARNIC. Dr. Sridhar’s expertise is on telecom regulation and policy in India, such as data localization and spectrum policies. His most recent work addresses…

New book by Prof. Ellen Helsper: The Digital Disconnect: The Social Causes and Consequences of Digital Inequalities

By Ke Huang-Isherwood | February 22, 2022

ARNIC affiliate Prof. Ellen Helsper’s authored book, “The Digital Disconnect: The Social Causes and Consequences of Digital Inequalities” has been published by SAGE. This book explores the relationship between digital and social inequalities, and the lived implications of digitization. Prof. Helsper asks why and how social and digital inequalities are linked and shows the tangible…