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Dr Massimo Ragnedda

Associate Professor

Department: Arts

Massimo Ragnedda (PhD) (massimo.ragnedda@northumbria.ac.uk) is Associate Professor in Media and Communication at Northumbria University, Newcastle, UK where he conducts research on the digital divide and social media. He is co-chair of the Digital Divide Working Group (IAMCR), co-convenor of NINSO (Northumbria Internet and Society Research Group) and co-editor of the Palgrave Studies in Digital Inequalities book series.

He has authored and edited fifteen books with his publications appearing in numerous peer-reviewed journals, and book chapters in English, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese and Russian texts.

His books include: Enhancing Digital Equity. Connecting the digital underclass (Palgrave, 2020); Digital Capital. A Bourdieusian approach to Digital Divide (with Maria Laura Ruiu) Emerald 2020; Digital Inclusion. An International Comparative Analysis (co-edited with Bruce Mutsvairo), Lexington Books 2018; Theorizing the Digital Divide (co-edited with G Muschert), Routledge (2017); The third Digital Divide: a Weberian approach to Digital Inequalities (2017), Routledge; The Digital Divide: The Internet and Social Inequality in International Perspective (co-edited with G Muschert) (2013), Routledge.

Massimo Ragnedda

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

My research interests lie in digital media and digital inequalities.

Supervision

I welcome enquiries from prospective research students who wish to undertake projects related to the following research fields:

  • Digital divides and digital inequalities
  • Digital inclusion and Digital exclusion
  • Internet research/Internet studies
  • Digital research
  • Digital media/Social media

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Between Moral and Climate Crisis: Interpreting Climate Change Through the Lens of Moral Panic, Ruiu, M., Ragnedda, M. 2022, Handbook of Research on Advanced Research Methodologies for a Digital Society, Hershey, PA, IGI Global
  • An Unequal Pandemic: Vulnerability and COVID-19, Robinson, L., Schulz, J., Ragnedda, M., Pait, H., Kwon, K., Khilnani, A. 8 Apr 2021, In: American Behavioral Scientist
  • Between online and offline solidarity: lessons learned from the Coronavirus outbreak in Italy, Ruiu, M., Ragnedda, M. 20 Jul 2021, In: American Behavioral Scientist
  • Cascading Crises: Society in the Age of COVID-19, Robinson, L., Schulz, J., Ball, C., Chiaraluce, C., Dodel, M., Francis, J., Huang, K., Johnston, E., Khilnani, A., Kleinmann, O., Kwon, K., McClain, N., Ng, Y., Pait, H., Ragnedda, M., Reisdorf, B., Ruiu, M., Xavier Da Silva, C., Trammel, J., Wiborg, Ø., Williams, A. 13 Apr 2021, In: American Behavioral Scientist
  • Conceptualisation of Techno-Environmental Habitus, Ruiu, M., Ragnedda, M., Ruiu, G. 10 Aug 2021, In: First Monday
  • Converting Digital Capital in Five Key Life Realms, Ragnedda, M., Ruiu, M., Addeo, F., Delli Paoli, A. 6 Oct 2021, In: Italian Sociological Review
  • Digital practices across the UK population: The influence of socio-economic and techno-social variables in the use of the Internet, Calderon, D., Ragnedda, M., Ruiu, M. 28 Jun 2021, In: European Journal of Communication
  • Era or error of transformation? Assessing afrocentric attributes to digitalization, Mutsvairo, B., Ragnedda, M., Skare Orgeret, K. 17 Feb 2021, In: Information Communication and Society
  • How the COVID-19 pandemic impacted the perception of climate change in the UK, Ruiu, G., Ruiu, M., Ragnedda, M. 6 Jul 2021, In: American Behavioral Scientist
  • Towards digital sustainability: the long journey to the sustainable development goals 2030, Sparviero, S., Ragnedda, M. 28 Sep 2021, In: Digital Policy, Regulation and Governance

PGR Supervision

  • Indra Prawira Political News Construction in Post-authoritarian Indonesia. Citizen Journalism in Online News Media during 2017 Election Start Date: 20/10/2018 End Date: 31/10/2019
  • Hanna Kreitem Internet Walled Gardens: Artificial Internet Limitations and Digital Inequalities Start Date: 01/10/2016 End Date: 18/08/2020
  • Indra Prawira Political News Construction in Post-authoritarian Indonesia. Citizen Journalism in Online News Media during 2017 Election Start Date: 20/10/2018 End Date: 31/10/2019
  • Hanna Kreitem Internet Walled Gardens: Artificial Internet Limitations and Digital Inequalities Start Date: 01/10/2016 End Date: 27/11/2019

Qualifications

Cultural Studies PhD February 28 2006


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