Research topics

  • Digital well-being and digital overuse
  • Digital inequality: social differences in Internet use, skills, and attitudes
  • Online privacy and surveillance, digital footprints and algorithmic selection in everyday life
  • Computational and comparative methodology for communication research

Current projects

  • Digital well-being: theory and empirical evidence
  • Rethinking privacy based on harms of digital traces
  • The chilling effects of surveillance and profiling
  • Critiquing computational communication science
  • Smartphone pervasiveness and school performance
  • Measuring Internet skills

Selected recent and upcoming presentations

Approaching socio-digital inequalities from a global perspective, Research Dialogue
at the Department of Media and Communications, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Perceptions of algorithmic profiling on social media . Digital Inequalities and Emerging Technologies: Regimes, Spaces and Imaginaries, ICA Post-Conference (postponed from 2020), with Lutz C, Fosch Villaronga E, Tamò-Larrieux A, Velidi S and Viljoen S.

Digital well-being, Digital Society Initiative, University of Zurich

Computational Communication Science, Research Colloquium at the Department of Communication and Media Research, University of Zurich

Perceived Digital Overuse, Center for Information Technology, Society, and Law [podcast]