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I joined CAMRI as a member of staff in September 2007 and I am currently a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Journalism & Mass Communication. I hold a PhD in Media and Communication and a MA in Communication from the University of Westminster, and a BSc in Marketing and Public Relations from the Athens University of Economics and Business.
My research focuses on the links between online tools and decentralized organizing practices, democratic decision-making, and the development of solidarity and a sense of common identity among participants in collective action. I have investigated a wide range of case studies, including the Global Justice Movement, Avaaz, and the Occupy movement.
My work has appeared in a variety of edited books and academic journals, such as Media, Culture & Society and Information, Communication & Society. I am currently undertaking research on the role of the internet in economic justice activism, and the Occupy Movement in particular, in the USA and the UK. This research is funded by a British Academy Mid-Career Fellowship. Since September 2010, I have been an Assistant Editor at Media, Culture & Society.
I am also on the advisory board of the International Journal of E-Politics and Interactions: Studies in Communication and Culture. In September 2013, I became a Co-Convenor of the ‘Internet and Politics’ Standing Group of the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR).