writings

Here you find the list of my publications. Whenever possible, I opt for open access journals. Unfortunately in the large majority of cases academic publishing enforces strict copyright schemes. In the spirit of sharing, in what follows next to the publication title you will find a tiny link to a draft or a pre-print. If you don't find what you are looking for, just ask. Happy reading!

Books

  • Social Movements and Their Technologies: Wiring Social Change, Palgrave Macmillan (2013; paperback edition 2016)
  • Media/Society: Industries, Images, and Audiences, 4th edition, co-authored with David Croteau and William Hoynes, 2011, Sage USA.

Peer-reviewed articles

Book chapters

  • “Technopolitics in the Age of Big Data", co-authored with Miren Gutierrez, forthcoming in Networks, Movements & Technopolitics in Latin America: Critical Analysis and Current Challenges, edited by F. Sierra Caballero and T. Gravante, 2017.
  • "The Internet as a Global/Local Site of Contestation: The Case of Iran", co-authored in Mahsa Alimardani, forthcoming in Global Cultures of Contestation, edited by R. Celikates, J. de Kloet, E. Peeren & T. Poell, Palgrave MacMillan .
  • “Data activism as the new frontier of media activism”, in Media Activism in the Digital Age, edited by V. Pickard and G. Yang, Routledge, 2017.
  • “Response to Slavko Splichal’s “Dialogue with History”, in Abbruch – Umbruch – Aufbruch. Globaler Medienwandel und lokale Medienkrisen, edited by Werner A. Meier, Nomos, pp. 31-34.
  • “Involving communities as skilled learners: The STRAP framework”, co-authored with Chiara Milan, in Methodological Reflections on Researching Communication and/for Social Change, edited by N. Wildermut and T. Ngomba, Palgrave 2016, pp. 9-28.
  • “Stealing the Fire. Lessons in development communication from the margins of cyberspace“, in Voice & Matter. Communication, Development and the Cultural Return, edited by T. Tufte and O. Hemer, NORDICOM, 2016, pp. 59-70.
  • “Liberated Technology: Inside Emancipatory Communication Activism”, in E. Gordon & P. Mihailidis (Eds.), Civic media: Technology, design, practice. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, pp. 107-124.
  • “Social Movements and Collective Identity in Times of Social Media: From a politics of identity to a politics of visibility”, in Regimes of Critical Approaches to Social Media Protest, edited by L. Dencik and O. Leistert, London: Rowman & Littlefield, 2015, pp. 53-70.
  • “Hacktivism as a radical media practice”, in the Routledge Companion to Alternative and Community Media, edited by Chris Atton, Routledge, 2015, pp. 550-560.
  • “Partizipation als Kontrollinstrument: Internet Governance in Zeiten Snowdens”, co-authored with Arne Hintz, in Jahrbuch Netzpolitik 2014, edited by M. Beckendahl, A. Biselli and A. Meister, 2014, Berlin: New Thinking/netzpolitik.org, pp. 233-237.
  • “The ethics of social movement research”, in Methodological Practices in Social Movement Research, edited by Donatella della Porta, Oxford University Press, 2014, pp. 446-464.
  • “Cloud Protesting”, in Encyclopedia of social media and politics (Vol. 3), edited by K. Harvey. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, pp. 289-291.
  • “Demonstrations, organizing”, co-authored with L. Zamponi, in Encyclopedia of social media and politics (Vol. 4), edited by K. Harvey. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, pp. 370-373.
  • “At the Margins of Internet Governance: Grassroots Tech Groups and Communication Policy”, co-authored with Arne Hintz (reprint), Critical Studies in Communication and Society, edited by J. Cao, V. Mosco and L. Reagan Shade, Shanghai, China: Shanghai Translation Publishing House, pp. 181-195.
  • “Communication rights between political opportunities and mobilization frames: A historical perspective”, co-authored with Claudia Padovani, in Communication Rights and Social Justice. Historical accounts of transnational mobilizations, edited by C. Padovani and A. Calabrese, Palgrave, 2014, pp. 29-54.
  • “The Guardians of the Internet? Politics and Ethics of Cyberactivists (and of their Observers)”, Methodological and Conceptual Issues in Cyber Activism Research, edited by Beng Haut Chua, Jonathan Benney, Peter Marolt and Sun Jung, National University of Singapore, 2013, pp. 167-191.
  • “Communication rights”, and “Indymedia (The Independent Media Center)”, The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Social and Political Movements, edited by David A. Snow, Donatella della Porta, Bert Klandermans, and Doug McAdam, Sage, 2013, pp. 231-232 and pp. 603-605.
  • “WikiLeaks, Anonymous, and the Exercise of Individuality: Protesting in the Cloud”, Beyond Wikileaks. Implications for the Future of Communications, Journalism and Society, edited by Benedetta Brevini, Arne Hintz, and Patrick McCurdy, Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 191-208.
  • “User rights for the internet age: online policy according to 'netizens'”, co-authored with Arne Hintz, The Handbook on Global Media and Communication Policy, edited by Robin Mansell and Marc Raboy, Blackwell, 2011, pp. 230-241.
  • “Grassroots Tech Activists and Media Policy”, co-authored with Arne Hintz, Encyclopedia of Social Movement Media, edited by John Downing, Sage, 2010, pp. 217-221.
  • “Media Activists and Communication Policy Processes”, co-authored with Arne Hintz, Encyclopedia of Social Movement Media, edited by John Downing, Sage, 2010, pp. 317-319.
  • “Community media activists in transnational policy arenas”, in Howley, Kevin, ed., Understanding Community Media. Thousand Oaks: Sage, 2009, pp. 308-317.
  • “Community media and regulation. Re-writing media policy from a communication for development perspective,” in World Congress on Communication for Development: Lessons, Challenges, and the Way Forward, Washington DC, World Bank Publications, 2007 (e-book).

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