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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

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

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Between “Empowering” and “Blaming” Mechanisms in Developing Political/Economic Responses to Climate Change, Ruiu, M., Ruiu, G., Ragnedda, M. 1 Feb 2024, In: Sociological Inquiry
  • COVID-19 Communication and Media: The First Pandemic of the Digital Age, Schulz, J., Robinson, L., Ragnedda, M., Chiaraluce, C., Kleinmann, O. 1 Mar 2023, In: American Behavioral Scientist
  • Digital–environmental habitus of families in England in times of pandemic, Ruiu, M., Ruiu, G., Ragnedda, M. 12 Jan 2023, In: New Media and Society
  • Digital stratification: Class, status group, and party in the age of the Internet, Ragnedda, M., Muschert, G., Ruiu, M. 2023, The Sage Handbook of Digital Society, London, SAGE
  • Investigating how the interaction between individual and circumstantial determinants influence the emergence of digital poverty: a post-pandemic survey among families with children in England, Ruiu, M., Ragnedda, M., Addeo, F., Ruiu, G. 4 Apr 2023, In: Information Communication and Society
  • Lack of ‘common sense’ in the climate change debate: Media behaviour and climate change awareness in the UK, Ruiu, M., Ruiu, G., Ragnedda, M. Jan 2023, In: International Sociology
  • Measuring digital capital in Italy, Addeo, F., D'Auria, V., Delli Paoli, A., Punziano, G., Ragnedda, M., Ruiu, M. 19 May 2023, In: Frontiers in Sociology
  • ‘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. 1 Nov 2023, In: Media International Australia
  • 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
  • Between online and offline solidarity: lessons learned from the Coronavirus outbreak in Italy, Ruiu, M., Ragnedda, M. 1 Nov 2022, In: American Behavioral Scientist

  • Hanna Kreitem Internet Walled Gardens: Artificial Internet Limitations and Digital Inequalities Start Date: 01/10/2016 End Date: 27/11/2019
  • 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

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