Athina Karatzogianni

Senior Lecturer Media and Communication, University of Leicester

Since 2000, I have focused on the intersections between new media theory, resistance networks and global politics, for the study of cyberconflict and the use of digital technologies by social movements, protest, and insurgency groups. My research revolves around different aspects of cyberconflict theory, which I developed and applied to non-state actors and their use of Information Communication Technologies. I am passionate about researching what is a period of intense encounters of the cyber with the global political arena: the proliferation of sociopolitical activist networks, as well as ethnoreligious, insurgent and terrorist networks; social-media enabled political protests and mobilizations leading to social or political change; increased resistance to surveillance and censorship of global communications, including leaks from government employees and new media organizations, uncovering significant tensions in the use of ICTs both by states and corporations.

Experience

  • –present
    SENIOR LECTURE MEDIA AND COMMUNICATION, University of Leicester

Education

  • 2005 
    University of Notitngham, PhD Politics