Stefania Milan

Stefania Milan


Stefania Milan

Stefania Milan

Stefania Milan is Associate Professor of New Media and Digital Culture at University of Amsterdam, and Faculty Associate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, Harvard University. Her work explores the interplay between digital technology and data, participation and governance, with focus on infrastructure and agency. Within e-LADDA, she investigates what is in the “digital” of mediated learning and literacy activities, exploring issues of algorithmic cultures and platform governance of “apps for learning”, and experimenting with digital methods.

Besides her involvement with e-LADDA, Stefania leads the project “Citizenship and standard-setting in digital networks”  funded by the Dutch Research Council. In 2015-2021 she was the Principal Investigator of DATACTIVE (data-activism.net and of the Algorithms Exposed (ALEX) project (algorithms.exposed), 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).