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Stefania Milan is Assistant Professor of New Media at the University of Amsterdam and Associate Professor in Media Innovation (II) at the University of Oslo, Norway. She explores the intersection of digital technology, governance and activism, and is passionate about methodological innovation. She holds a PhD in Political and Social Sciences of the European University Institute. Prof. Milan leads the 'DATACTIVE' project, funded by an ERC Starting Grant, and exploring the evolution of citizenship and participation vis-à-vis datafication and massive data collection (data-activism.net). Previously, she worked at the Central European University (Hungary), the Robert Schuman Center for Advanced Studies (Italy), Tilburg University (the Netherlands), and the Citizen Lab/Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto (Canada). Prof. Milan is the author of Social Movements and Their Technologies: Wiring Social Change (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013/16) and co-author of Media/Society (Sage, 2011). She enjoys bridging research and policymaking, and sits in the Council of the Generic Names Supporting Organization of the International Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers and in the Working Group ‘An Internet Free and Secure’ of the Freedom Online Coalition.

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