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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
  • Between Online and Offline Solidarity: Lessons Learned From the Coronavirus Outbreak in Italy, Ruiu, M., Ragnedda, M. 1 May 2024, In: American Behavioral Scientist
  • Comparing the Empowerment Dynamics of Traditional Media and Social News Sites: The Case of GameStop, Ruiu, M., Ragnedda, M. 15 Mar 2024, In: Digital Journalism
  • Examining the Interplay of Sociodemographic and Sociotechnical Factors on Users’ Perceived Digital Skills, Ragnedda, M., Ruiu, M., Calderón-Gómez, D. 29 May 2024, In: Media and Communication
  • Exploring Digital-Environment Habitus in Italy—How Digital Practices Reflect Users’ Environmental Orientations?, Ruiu, M., Ruiu, G., Ragnedda, M., Addeo, F. 7 Jun 2024, In: Sustainability
  • How offline backgrounds interact with digital capital, Ragnedda, M., Addeo, F., Ruiu, M. 1 Apr 2024, In: New Media and Society
  • 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

  • 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

Cultural Studies PhD February 28 2006


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