The Bologna Insitute for Policy Research | Seminar Series Event | Stefania-Milan-SAIS-Europe-Lecture
April 23, 2018 - 18:30 Penthouse - Politics Beyond the State: Politics in the Internet Era Series

Citizenship Re-invented: The Evolution of Politics in the Datafied Society
Stefania Milan, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

hosted by Professor Nina Hall

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Stefania Milan is Associate Professor of New Media and Digital Culture, at the University of Amsterdam.

Her research explores the interplay between digital technology and participation, activism and social movements in particular, cyberspace governance, and data epistemologies. She is the Principal Investigator of the DATACTIVE project, funded through a Starting Grant of the European Research Council.

Milan holds a PhD in Political and Social Sciences from the European University Institute, and a Master in Communication Sciences from the University of Padova, Italy. Prior to joining the University of Amsterdam, she worked at the Citizen Lab (University of Toronto), Tilburg University, Central European University, the University of Lucerne, Switzerland, and the Robert Schuman Center for Advanced Studies (European University Institute). In 2012, she founded the Data J Lab (currently inactive). Milan is also Associate Professor (II) of Media Innovation at the University of Oslo, and a research associate at the Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology and Society (Tilburg University), the Internet Policy Observatory of Annenberg School of Communication (University of Pennsylvania), and the Center for Media, Data and Society (Central European University).

Milan is the author of Social Movements and Their Technologies: Wiring Social Change (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013; released in paperback in March 2016), and co-author of Media/Society (Sage, 2011). Her work has appeared in a variety of peer-reviewed journals, including Information, Communication & Society; International Journal of Communication, Internet & Policy; Internet Policy Review; Social Media + Society.

Milan represents non-commercial users in the Council of the Generic Names Supporting Organization of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). She serves in the Working Group ‘An Internet Free and Secure' of the Freedom Online Coalition, where she contributes in developing guidelines for cybersecurity decision-making. As a consultant Milan worked for, among others, the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research, where she contributed to the implementation of the Digital Agenda for Europe and the European Commission.


American Foreign Policy
Conflict Management
Energy, Resources and Environment
European and Eurasian Studies
International Relations
Latin American Studies
Middle East Studies
Marco Albertini
Dana H. Allin
Marco  Alverà
Matteo Alvisi
Edmund Amann
Arthur Appleton
Emanuele Bajo
Marco Boggero
William A. Booth
Benedetta Calandra
Paolo Calzini
Emanuela Carbonara
Gabriel Cardona-Fox
Anna Ottani Cavina
David Cheong
Umberto Cherubini
David Corrales Morales
Raffaella A. Del Sarto
Vincent Della Sala
Marco Dell'Aquila
Giulio Ecchia
David W. Ellwood
Justin Frosini
Johannes Gabriel
Nina Gardner
Marco Gestri
Giampiero Giacomello
Christopher L. Gilbert
Mark Gilbert
Manfred Hafner
Nina Hall
John L. Harper
Matthew  Harries
Masha Hedberg
Christopher Hill
Herman Hoen
William Hynes
Fabrizio Jacobellis
Søren Jessen-Petersen
Erik Jones
Thomas Keaney
Kenneth H. Keller
Winrich Kühne
Michael Leigh
Mladen Lisanin
Alessandra Luati
Barbara Luppi
Adrian Lyttelton
Susanna Mancini
Massimiliano Marzo
Hanns Maull
Hartmut Mayer
Jacqueline Mazza
Erika Meucci
Marko Milenkovic
Gunnar Mokosch
Francesco N. Moro
Alireza Naghavi
Dorina Maria Ofrim
Gianfranco Pasquino
Sara Pennicino
Michael G. Plummer
Richard Pomfret
Federico Rossi
Thomas Row
Lester Salamon
Paolo Scaroni
Gary Sick
Patricia Sourdin
Filippo Taddei
Simone Tagliapietra
Geoffrey Underhill
David C. Unger
Sanam Vakil
Bob van der Zwaan
Francesc Vendrell
Stefano Zamagni
Vera Negri Zamagni



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