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Massimo Ragnedda | Senior Lecturer in Media

Overview of Research Interests
I am Senior Lecturer in Mass Communication at Northumbria University, Newcastle (UK) and Visiting Professor at the Faculty of Journalism, Lomonosov Moscow State University (Russia). Prior to joining the University of Northumbria, I worked at the University of Sassari (Italy) from 2006 to 2012.
I am co-vice chair of the Digital Divide Working Group (IAMCR) and co-convenor of NINSO (Northumbria Internet and Society Research Group). I have authored fourteen books with my publications appearing in numerous peer-reviewed journals and book chapters in English, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese and Russian texts.

My last books include: Enhancing Digital Equity. Connecting the digital underclass (Palgrave, 2020); Digital Capital. A Bourdieusian approach to Digital Divide (with Maria Laura Ruiu, Emerald 2020); Digital Inequalities in the Global South (co-edited with Anna Gladkova, Palgrave 2020); Digital Inclusion. An International Comparative Analysis (co-edited with Bruce Mutsvairo, Lexington Books 2018); Theorizing the Digital Divide (co-edited with G Muschert, Routledge 2017); The third Digital Divide: a Weberian approach to Digital Inequalities (2017, Routledge); The Digital Divide: The Internet and Social Inequality in International Perspective (co-edited with G Muschert, 2013 Routledge).


Professional Affiliations
IAMCR (International Association for Media and Communication Research)
Internet and Politics – European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR)
ECREA: European Communication Research and Education Association.
MECCSA: Media Communications & Cultural Studies Association

March 2019-Present: Visiting Professor, Faculty of Journalism, Lomonosov Moscow State University.
Apr 2014-Present: Senior Lecturer in Mass Communication, Northumbria University.
Sept 2012-Apr 2014: Lecturer in Mass Communication, Northumbria University.
2006- 2012: Associate Lecturer Sociology of Media, Culture and Communication, University of Sassari, Italy

Visiting teaching roles at other Universities
12 February 2021 (online). Lomonosov University, Moscow (Russia)
30th October 2020 (online). AlQuds University (Palestine)
20 October 2020 (online). Department of Mass Communication and Journalism Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow (India)

Ragnedda, M. (2020) Enhancing Digital Equity: Connecting the Digital Underclass. Palgrave.
Ragnedda, M., and Ruiu, ML. (2020) Digital Capital. A Bourdieusian approach to Digital Divide, Emeralds Publishing.
Ragnedda, M. (2017) The Third Digital Divide. A Weberian approach to digital inequalities, London: Routledge.

Edited books
Ragnedda, M. and Gladkova A. (2020) Digital Inequalities in the Global South, Palgrave.
Ragnedda, M. and Destefanis G. (eds). Blockchain and Web 3.0: Social, Economic, and Technological Challenges, Routledge, 2019 (awarded as Choice Outstanding Academic Title 2020).
Mutsvairo B. and Ragnedda, M. (eds). Mapping Key Perspectives on Digital Divide in Africa. Amsterdam University Press (AUP) 2019.

-Mutsvairo, B., Ragnedda, M. and Skare Orgeret, K. (2021) Era or error of transformation? Assessing afrocentric attributes to digitalization, Information, Communication & Society (SJR: Q1, Communication).
-Robinson L., Schulz J., McClain N., Hale T.M, Pait E., Ragnedda M., Straubhaar J., Khilnani A (2020), Global Perspectives on Digital Inequalities and Solutions to Them, First Monday (SJR: Q1, Computer Networks and Communications).
-Ruiu, ML., Ragnedda, M., Ruiu, G., (2020), Similarities and differences in managing the Covid-19 crisis and climate change risk, Journal of Knowledge Management, Vol. 24 No. 10, pp. 2597-2614. (SJR: Q1 Management of Technology and Innovation).
-Gladkova, A., Elena, V., & Ragnedda, M. (2020). Digital divide and digital capital in multiethnic Russian society, Journal of Multicultural Discourses. (SJR: Q1 Cultural Studies).
-Ruiu, ML, and Ragnedda, M. (2020), Examining the second level of the digital divide through the lens of Digital Capital. First Monday (SJR: Q1, Computer Networks and Communications).
-Gladkova, A,, and Ragnedda, M. (2020). Exploring Digital Inequalities in Russia: an interregional comparative analysis. Online Information Review. (SJR: Q1, Library and Information Sciences).
-Robinson, L., Schulz, J. Ragnedda, M. et al. (2020), Digital Inequalities 2.0: Legacy Inequalities in the Information Age. First Monday. (SJR: Q1, Computer Networks and Communication).
-Robinson, L., Ragnedda, M. and Schulz, J. (2020), Digital inequalities: contextualizing problems and solutions, Journal of Information, Communication and Ethics in Society, Vol. 18 No. 3, pp. 323-327.
-Robinson, L, Schulz, J., Ragnedda, M., et al. (2020), Digital Inequalities 3.0: Emergent Inequalities in the Information Age. First Monday. (SJR: Q1, Computer Networks and Communication).
-Robinson, L., Schulz, J. Ragnedda, M., et al, (2020), Digital inequalities in time of pandemic: COVID-19 exposure risk profiles and new forms of vulnerability. First Monday, Volume 25, Number 7 – 6 July 2020, (SJR: Q1, Computer Networks and Communication).
-Kreitem, H., and Ragnedda, M. (2020). Distributed Pool Mining and Digital Inequalities. From Cryptocurrency to Scientific Research, in Journal of Information, Communication and Ethics in Society (SJR: Q2, Philosophy).
-Ragnedda, M., Ruiu, ML., and Addeo, F., (2019). Measuring Digital Capital: An empirical investigation. New Media and Society. 1-24 (SJR: Q1, Communication).
-Mutsvairo, B. & Ragnedda, M. (2019). Does Digital Exclusion Undermine Social Media’s Democratizing Capacity? New Global Studies, doi:10.1515/ngs-2019-0035

Recent Conferences & Talks
Keynote talks
-Conceptualizing and Operationalizing Digital Capital, Lomonosov University, Moscow, 17-18 October 2019.
-The Digital Capital Framework. Enhancing Digital Inclusion. Centre for Studies on Media, Innovation and Technology, Brussel, 5th September 2019.
-Enhancing Digital Inclusions, Lomonosov University, Moscow, 24 October 2018.
-From Social to Digital Inequalities, Intercom Comunicação, San Paulo, Brazil, 19 June 2016.
-Rethinking digital divide, University of Exeter, 3 June 2015.

Invited Talks
• Importance of bridging digital divide and building digital capital in Pakistan, Foundation University Islamabad, 14 July 2020 (online).
• Towards Digital Equity, Lingnan University, Hong Kong, 12 January 2019.
• The future of digital Society. Lomonosov University, Moscow (Russia) 12 February 2021 (online).
• Digital Capital and the three digital rights. AlQuds University (Palestine), 30th October 2020 (online).
• Digital Inequalities in the international perspectives. Invited Speaker (Guest of Honour), Department of Mass Communication and Journalism Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow, (India), 20 October 2020 (online).
• Digital Society: risks and opportunities, Lomonosov University, Moscow, 12 October 2020 (online).
• Digital Inequalities in the Global South, The Federal University of Pará (UFPA) Brazil, 9 September 2020 (online).
• Conceptualizing and measuring Digital Capital. Manipal Institute of Communication (India), 12th July 2020 (online).
• Measuring Digital Capital, Cardiff University, 6th of May 2019.
• Digital Divide, Inequalities and Capital, Istanbul University, 19th November 2018.
• Does the digital capital affect the digital divide? Centre for Research in Media and Cultural Studies, Sunderland University, 6th November 2017.
• The three levels of Digital Divide, Università della Svizzera Italiana, Lugano, 12 May 2017.

Editorial Board and Peer Review Experience
Editor book series, Palgrave Studies in Digital Inequalities
Senior Series Editor, Emerald Studies in Media and Communications.
Editorial Board of Palgrave Studies in Journalism and the Global South, book series.
Editorial Board of Digital Policy, Regulation & Governance (Emerald Publishing)
Editorial Board of The Turkish Journal of Sociology
Editorial Board of World of Media.
Reviewer for several international top ranked journals (i.e. New Media and Society, International Journal of Communication, Convergence, Telematics and Informatics, Communication, Research and Practice, Telecommunications Policy).



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