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Stefania Milan ( is Associate Professor of New Media and Digital Culture at University of Amsterdam. Her work explores the interplay between digital technology and data, political participation and governance, with focus on infrastructure and agency. Stefania leads the project “Citizenship and standard-setting in digital networks” (, funded by the Dutch Research Council. She is also Co-Principal Investigator in the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network “Early language development in the digital age” ( In 2015-2021 she was the Principal Investigator of DATACTIVE ( and of the Algorithms Exposed (ALEX) project (, both funded by the European Research Council. In 2017, she co-founded the Big Data from the South Research Initiative, investigating the impact of datafication and surveillance on communities at the margins. Stefania holds a PhD in Political and Social Science from the European University Institute. Prior to joining the University of Amsterdam, she worked at, among others, the Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto, Tilburg University, and the Central European University. Stefania is the author of Social Movements and Their Technologies: Wiring Social Change (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013/2016), co-author of Media/Society (Sage, 2011), and co-editor of COVID-19 from the Margins. Pandemic Invisibilities, Policies and Resistance in the Datafied Society (Institute of Network Cultures, 2021).


Mar 30, 2021 @ 12:00 PM

COVID-19 from the Margins

Video & Podcast: Pandemic Invisibilities, Policies and Resistance in the Datafied Society

Video & Podcast: Exploring the pandemic from the perspective of communities and individuals at the margins in the Global South and beyond