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Lecturer in Media and Communication, City, University of London

Dr. Elinor Carmi is a Lecturer in Media and Communication at the Sociology Department at City University, London, UK. Dr. Carmi is a digital rights advocate, feminist, researcher and journalist who has been working, writing and teaching on data politics, data literacies, feminist approaches to media and data, sound studies and internet governance.

Currently Dr. Carmi works on: (1) CO-I on the Nuffield Foundation project "Developing a Minimum Digital Living Standard". (2) POST Parliamentary Academic Fellowship working with the UK's Digital, Culture, Media & Sport Committee on the project I proposed: "Digital literacies for a healthy democracy". She recently worked on: (1) PDRA on the Nuffield Foundation project - Me and My Big Data: Developing Citizens Data Literacies. (2) CO-I on the UKRI project "COVID-19: Being alone together: developing fake news immunity".

Dr. Carmi's work contributes to emerging debates in academia, policy, health organisations and digital activism. In February 2020, Dr. Carmi was invited to give evidence on Digital Literacy for the House of Lords Committee on Democracy and Digital Technologies. Her insights were included in the final report: “Digital Technology and the Resurrection of Trust”. In July 2020, Carmi was invited by the World Health Organization (WHO) as an expert on data literacy and disinformation to the first scientific discussion on infodemiology. In addition, her work has been included in reports by NGOs like Good Things Foundation, Demos and Coding Rights. Dr. Carmi works with digital rights NGOs such as Amnesty International and Accountable Tech.

For the past decade Carmi has been organising events around data politics, digital rights and digital literacy. In 2019, she has organised the Digital Inclusion Policy and Research Conference (DIPRC), and will organise the next edition in 2020. Furthermore, together with Professor Simeon Yates she has been the academic research collaborator of the Digital Leaders network.

Before academia, Elinor worked in the electronic dance music industry for various labels. She was also a journalist writing on night life and electronic dance music for Time-Out Tel Aviv, was a radio broadcaster and a music television editor for almost a decade. In 2013, she published a book about the Israeli Psytrance culture titled "TranceMission: The Psytrance Culture in Israel 1989-1999" (Resling Publishing). She also published an accompanying booklit called The Flyer Memoir, which curated Israeli Psytrance party flyers from 1989-1999.