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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
  • Converting Digital Capital in Five Key Life Realms, Ragnedda, M., Ruiu, M., Addeo, F., Delli Paoli, A. 13 Jan 2022, In: Italian Sociological Review
  • How offline backgrounds interact with digital capital, Ragnedda, M., Addeo, F., Ruiu, M. 12 Mar 2022, In: New Media and Society
  • How the COVID-19 pandemic impacted the perception of climate change in the UK, Ruiu, G., Ruiu, M., Ragnedda, M. 10 Feb 2022, In: American Behavioral Scientist
  • ‘Our old pastor thinks the mobile phone is a source of evil.’ Capturing contested and conflicting insights on digital wellbeing and digital detoxing in an age of rapid mobile connectivity, Mutsvairo, B., Ragnedda, M., Mabvundwi, K. 11 Apr 2022, In: Media International Australia
  • An Unequal Pandemic: Vulnerability and COVID-19, Robinson, L., Schulz, J., Ragnedda, M., Pait, H., Kwon, K., Khilnani, A. 1 Nov 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. 1 Nov 2021, In: American Behavioral Scientist
  • Conceptualisation of Techno-Environmental Habitus, Ruiu, M., Ragnedda, M., Ruiu, G. 10 Aug 2021, In: First Monday
  • 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. 4 Nov 2021, In: European Journal of Communication

PGR Supervision

  • Chukwudubem Umeora Mapping the Digital Journalism Landscape in Nigeria: An Assessment of the Adoption of Artificial Intelligence in the Production and Distribution of News in Nigerian Newsrooms Start Date: 05/04/2022
  • 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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