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Here you can find our recent and forthcoming academic publications. Check out our blog and our appearances in the media

forthcoming

Hintz, A., & Milan, S. (forthcoming 2018). Through a glass, darkly: Everyday acts of authoritarianism in the liberal West. Forthcoming in International Journal of Communication, Special Section “Authoritarian Practices in the Digital Age” Kazansky, B., & Milan, S. (forthcoming 2018). Infrastructure and protocols for privacy-aware research. International Studies Perspectives Forum. Kazansky, B., Torres, G., van der Velden, L., Wissenbach, K. R., & Milan, S. (forthcoming 2018). Data for the social good: Toward a data-activist research agenda. In A. Daly & M. Mann (Eds.), Good Data. Amsterdam: Institute of Network Cultures. Milan, S. (forthcoming 2018). Autonomous infrastructure for a suckless internet. XRDS Milan, S. (forthcoming 2018). Acting on data(fication). In H. Stephansen & E. Treré (Eds.), The ‘turn to practice’ in media research: Implications for the study of citizen and social movement media. London: Routledge. ten Oever, N., Milan, S., & Beraldo, D. (forthcoming 2019). Studying Discourse in Internet Governance through Mailing-list Analysis. In D. L. Cogburn, L. DeNardis, N. S. Levinson, & F. Musiani (Eds.), Research Methods in Internet Governance. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. ten Oever, N., & Beraldo D. (forthcoming 2018). Routes to Rights. Internet architecture and values in times of ossification and commercialization. XRDS – The ACM Magazine for Students.

recent publications

2018

Gray, J. (2018). Three Aspects of Data Worlds. Krisis: Journal for Contemporary Philosophy, 1.

Milan, S. (2018). Political Agency, Digital Traces, and Bottom-Up Data PracticesInternational Journal of Communication, Special Section ‘Digital Traces in Context’, edited by Andreas Hepp, and Andreas Breiter, Volume 12, 2018, pp. 507-525

Milan, S. and L. van der Velden, eds. (2018). ‘Data activism’, Special Issue of Krisis: Journal for Contemporary Philosophy, 1/2018

ten Oever, N. (2018). Productive Contestation, Civil Society, and Global Governance: Human Rights as a Boundary Object in ICANN. Policy & Internet.

 

2017

Alimardani, M. & S. Milan (2017). Internet as a global/local site of contestation: The case of Iran”. In E. Peeren, R. Celikates, J. de Kloet & T. Poell (Eds.), Global Cultures of Contestation. (pp. 171-192). London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017, pp. 171-192.

Beraldo, D. (2017). Contentious branding: Reassembling social movements through digital mediators. University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam. Retrieved from http://dare.uva.nl/search?identifier=a293284c-257a-43d2-a26d-e5cb3eaa4e8d

Bracciale, R., & Martella, A. (2017). Define the populist political communication style: the case of Italian political leaders on Twitter. Information, Communication & Society, 1–20.

Milan, S. (2017). Human rights and the media/protest assemblage. In H. Tumber & S. Waisbord (Eds.), The Routledge companion to media and human rights. Taylor & Francis.

Milan, S. (2017). “Data activism as the new frontier of media activism”, in Media Activism in the Digital Age, edited by Goubin Yang and Viktor Pickard, Routledge. 

Milan, S., & Gutierrez, M. (2017). Technopolitics in the Age of Big Data. In F. Sierra Caballero & T. Gravante (Eds.), Networks, Movements & Technopolitics in Latin America: Critical Analysis and Current Challenges. (pp. 95–109). London: Palgrave MacMillan.
 
Torres, G., de Vos, J., Boschi, U. et al (2017).  Is this Open Data Portal accessible?: Assessing the accessibility of Open Data portals around the globe: developing a methodology. WIKI Digital Methods Initiative
 
2016

Airoldi, M., Beraldo, D., & Gandini, A. (2016). Follow the algorithm: An exploratory investigation of music on YouTube. Poetics57, 1–13. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.poetic.2016.05.001

Gandini, A., Pais, I., & Beraldo, D. (2016). Reputation and trust on online labour markets: the reputation economy of Elance. Work Organisation, Labour and Globalisation10(1), 27–43. https://doi.org/10.13169/workorgalaboglob.10.1.0027

Gray, J., Bounegru, L., Milan, S., & Ciuccarelli, P. (2016). Ways of Seeing Data: Toward a Critical Literacy for Data Visualizations as Research Objects and Research Devices. In Kubitschko, Sebastian & Kaun, Anne (Eds.), Innovative Methods in Media and Communication Research (pp. 227–251). Springer International Publishing.

Kazansky, B., Kaltheuner, F., van der Velden, L., et al. (2016) Evolution and Sustainability of Digital Security Tools: An Exploration of F/LOSS Encrypted Chat Apps. WIKI Digital Methods Initiative. https://wiki.digitalmethods.net/Dmi/SummerSchool2016EvolutionOfDigitalSecurityTools

Milan, C., & Milan, S. (2016). Involving communities as skilled learners: The STRAP framework. In Methodological Reflections on Researching Communication and Social Change (pp. 9–28). Springer.

Milan, S., & Velden, L. van der. (2016). The Alternative Epistemologies of Data Activism. Digital Culture & Society2(2), 57–74. https://doi.org/10.14361/dcs-2016-0205

Milan, S. (2016). Liberated Technology: Inside Emancipatory Communication Activism. In Civic Media: Technology, Design, Practice (p. 107). London: MIT Press.

Milan, S. (2016). Ctrl+Z: The Right to Be Forgotten, by Meg Leta Jones. Times Higher Education.

Milan, S., & Ten Oever, N. (2016). Coding and Encoding Rights in Internet Infrastructure. Sociotechnical Imaginaries and Grassroots Ordering in Internet Governance. Internet Policy Review6(1). https://doi.org/10.14763/2017.1.442

Wissenbach, K., et al. (2016). Exploring the fabrics of Civic Tech on Digital Media. WIKI Digital Methods Initiative. https://wiki.digitalmethods.net/Dmi/SummerSchool2016MappingCivicTechLandscape

2015

Deville, J. E., & van der Velden, L. (2015). Seeing the invisible algorithm: the practical politics of tracking the credit trackers. In Algorithmic Life: Calculative devices in the age of big data (pp. 87–106). New York: Routledge.

Kazansky, B. (2015). Privacy, Responsibility, and Human Rights Activism. The Fibreculture Journal, (26 2015: Entanglements–Activism and Technology). https://doi.org/10.15307/fcj.26.195.2015

Milan, S. (2015a). From social movements to cloud protesting: the evolution of collective identityInformation, Communication & Society18(8), 887–900.

Milan, S. (2015b). Mobilizing in times of social media: From a politics of identity to a politics of visibility. In Critical Perspectives on Social Media and Protest (pp. 53–70). Rowman & Littlefield.

Milan, S. (2015c). When algorithms shape collective action: Social media and the dynamics of cloud protesting. Social Media+ Society1(2), 1–10. https://doi.org/10.1177/2056305115622481

Milan, S., & Gutiérrez, M. (2015). Medios ciudadanos y big data: La emergencia del activismo de datosMEDIACIONES, (14), 10–26. Download the article

Milan, S., & Gutierrez, M. (2015a). Citizens´ Media Meets Big Data: The Emergence of Data Activism. Mediaciones, 14, 120–133. In Spanish: Milan, S., & Gutierrez, M. (2015b). Medios ciudadanos y big data: La emergencia del activismo de datos. Mediaciones, 14, 10–26.

van der Velden, L. (2015a). Forensic devices for activism: Metadata tracking and public proof. Big Data & Society2(2). https://doi.org/10.1177/2053951715612823

van der Velden, L. (2015b). Leaky apps and data shots: Technologies of leakage and insertion in NSA-surveillanceSurveillance & Society13(2), 182–196

Züger, T., Milan, S., & Tanczer, L. M. (2015). Sand in the Information Society Machine: How Digital Technologies Change and Challenge the Paradigms of Civil DisobedienceThe Fiberculture Journal26, 108–135.



methods and epistemology of engaged research

Milan, S. (2014). The ethics of social movement research. In Methodological Practices in Social Movement Research (pp. 446–464). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Milan, S. (2010). Toward an epistemology of engaged research. International Journal of Communication, 4, 856–858.

Hintz, A., & Milan, S. (2010). Social Science is Police Science: Researching Grass-Roots Activism. International Journal of Communication, 4, 837–844.

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