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…

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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!

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Meet an ARNIC member – Matt Bui

This week we are putting the spotlight on third year doctoral student Matt Bui. In addition to his research at USC, Matt is also the Randall Lewis Data Science Fellow at the Southern California Association of Governments.   Name: Matthew Bui General research interests: urban data science, digital inclusion, digital and data equity, telecommunications policy What projects are you…

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Mimi Ito speaks to ARNIC on equity by design in learning technologies

On Tuesday Professor Mimi Ito joined ARNIC for our lunchtime seminar series. Professor Ito is a cultural anthropologist of technology use, examining children and youth’s changing relationships to media and communications. She is Professor in Residence and John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Chair in Digital Media and Learning at the University of California, Irvine.…

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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…

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Matthew Rantanen speaks to ARNIC seminar on wireless networking in tribal communities

Matthew R. Rantanen is the Director of Technology for the Southern California Tribal Chairmen’s Association (SCTCA) and Director of the Tribal Digital Village (TDVNet) Network/Initiative that was started in 2001 designing and deploying wireless networking to support the tribal communities of Southern California. Matthew, of Finnish, Cree Indian, and Norwegian decent, has been described as a “cyber warrior…

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ARNIC attends the Ford and Hewlett Foundation ‘Digital Disinformation and Political Polarization’ Scholars Convening

Last week ARNIC members attended a convening organized by the Ford and Hewlett foundations on ‘Digital Disinformation and Political Polarization.’ The meeting bought together researchers from across the country to discuss the research gaps, data needs and real-world application of scholarship into disinformation and political conversation. Also in attendance were representatives from several top social…

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