Publications & Theses by DCLead Students and Alumni
Journal articles


Banerjee, Rituparna, Josef Trappel, and Leo Van Audenhove. ‘Evaluating “Meaningful Connectivity”: Digital Literacy and Women in West Bengal, India’. In Digital Inclusion: International Policy and Research, edited by Simeon Yates and Elinor Carmi, 225–48. Cham: Springer International Publishing, 2024.

I Gonçalves, MF de-Lima-Santos, V Fenoll, Y David (2024) “Evolution of Brazilian Democracy: Unveiling Election Dynamics in Political Issues, Negativity, and Acclaim” Politics and Governance 12, 1-16.

MF de-Lima-Santos, WN Yeung, T Dodds (2024) “Guiding the Way: A Comprehensive Examination of AI Guidelines in Global Media”
DOI: 10.48550/arXiv.2405.04706

Chinemerem Onuorah and Sergio Sparviero (2024) “Empowerment or Disempowerment? Exploring the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Side of Digital Democracy in Africa”

L Mesquita, GG Sanseverino, MF de-Lima-Santos, G Carpes (2024) “Reshaping Journalism Practices through Collaboration: An Analysis of Three Collaborative Projects in the Americas” Geo Spaces of Communication Research, 127-141.

MF de-Lima-Santos, W Ceron (2024) “Mind the Gap: Facebook’s measures against information disorder do not go far enough” Media, Culture & Society

MF de-Lima-Santos (2024) “The Entanglements between Data Journalism, Collaboration and Business Models: A Systematic Literature Review” Digital Journalism 12 (2), 256-281.


Aleksevych, Mariia: Old Problems, New Problems: Can we get ready for more advances in digital communication technologies?

Farahmand, Elham: The Impact of Social Media on Social Movements: Can social media shape a revolution?

Arellano Cervantes, Luis Manuel: Through the digital lens: a review on the effects of digital mediatization in journalism and politics

Upadhyay, Astha: Navigating the AI-generated World of Misinformation

Ferracutti, Delfina: “I Update, Therefore I Am?”

Damayanti, Lamia Putri: Sovereignty in the Age of Datafication: Redefining Privacy and Surveillance within the Feminism Approach

Nidoy, Michelle Gay: Digital Resistance: Resisting digital technologies in a connected society

Frias Díaz Viviana, Versluys Justine and Yan Xiaoqi: The European Advertising Market: Diversity in Advertising

Budge Paula, Simonini Marlene and Hedayetul Islam Jewel: The European Books Market: Challenges and opportunities after COVID-19

Thelen, Michael: The European Digital News Market: Confronting emerging innovations & new practices

Cabatay Lyka, Aremo Oreoluwa and Imraan Zainab: The European Music Market: Is Tiktok changing the way we consume music?

Gagua Ana, Ali Ali, Da Silva Guilherme Cunha and Marquez Rodessa May: The European Smart Speaker Market: Challenges, future, and its influence on media consumption

Puzicha Charlotte Mina, Moussa Peter, Hamurari Anastasia, Miezejeski Elizabeth Jean and Nadeem Romessa: The European Podcast Market: A Case Study of Germany

Pierson, J. & Kerr, A. & Robinson, S. C. & Fanni, R. & Steinkogler, V. E. & Milan, S. & Zampedri, G. (2023). Governing artificial intelligence in the media and communications sector. Internet Policy Review, 12(1).

Banerjee, R. (2023). Elections and Social Media Cultures: Politics, Women and Visuals in West Bengal, India. In: Veneti, A., Rovisco, M. (eds) Visual Politics in the Global South: Political Campaigning and Communication. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 49-72.

Mathias-Felipe de-Lima-Santos. (2023) The Entanglements between Data Journalism, Collaboration and Business Models: A Systematic Literature Review. Digital Journalism 0:0, pages 1-26.

Lucia Mesquita & Mathias-Felipe de-Lima-Santos. (2023) Blurred Boundaries of Journalism to Guarantee Safety: Approaches of Resistance and Resilience for Investigative Journalism in Latin America. Journalism Studies 24:7, 916-935.

Mathias-Felipe de-Lima-Santos & Lucia Mesquita. (2023) Data Journalism in favela: Made by, for, and about Forgotten and Marginalized Communities, Journalism Practice, 17:1, 108-126.


Sparviero, Sergio: Because it is critical and emancipatory with an emphasis on power structures: Editorial to the “DCLead” Sonderfenster

Bartosz, Katarzyna: Information Overload: The real problem or a temporary phenomenon of modern cultures?

Pamatmat, Glenn Kevin M.: Deus Ex Machina: The victories and tragedies in the world of machines

Aleksevych, Mariia: “Shame on you!”: Justice-seeking, public humiliation and entertainment in the digital era

Thelen, Michael: Internet as the Great Equalizer?: Revisited in the case of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)

Nath, Nitin: Algorithms As Culture: On the human scenes where algorithms and culture intersect

Hilal, Thawab: Misinformation in the Digital Age.

Díaz Frias, Viviana: The Two-sided Web: A review of the role of social media in fostering political polarisation.

Samonte, Paoloregel: Enclave Deliberation, Democracy, and Human Agency.

Zier, Jessica A.: Power in an Age of Digital Ubiquity.

Fernández Calderón, Adriana: ICTs and social movements.

Marasco, E., Barcomb, A., Dwomoh, G., Eguia, D., Jaffary, A., Johnson, G., … & Shupe, R. (2022). A collaborative autoethnographic analysis of industry-academia collaboration for software engineering education development.

Abdul Aziz. (2022) Power geometries of mediated care: (re)mapping transnational families and immobility of the Rohingya diaspora in a digital age. Media, Culture and Society 44:5, 967 – 985.

Abdul Aziz. (2022) Rohingya diaspora online: Mapping the spaces of visibility, resistance and transnational identity on social media, New Media and Society.

Abdul Aziz (2022) Affective Networked Space: Polymedia Affordances and Transnational Digital Communication Among the Rohingya Diaspora, International Journal of Communication 16, 4073-4094.


Kanchev, Yoana, and Tales Tomaz. “Privacy Concerns Due to the Platformization of Secondary Education in Bulgaria in the Time of a Global Pandemic.” In 2021 14th CMI International Conference – Critical ICT Infrastructures and Platforms (CMI), 1–6, 2021.

Pines, Cosmin, Davor Ljubenkov, and Dalia Alic. “Striking the Balance between Innovation and Regulation in AI – Is Europe Leading the Way or Lagging Behind?” Europuls Policy Journal on EU Affairs 1, no. 1 (2021): 20.

Rosa, Gabriel and Jo Pierson. Decolonizing ‘privacy’: negotiating (in)visibility and surveillance in Brazil. Nordic Baltic Journal of ICT. In print.

Steinkogler, Valerie. “Public Values and the Interests of Big Tech Companies: The Case of the Austrian Contact Tracing App Stopp Corona.” In 2021 14th CMI International Conference – Critical ICT Infrastructures and Platforms (CMI), 1–7, 2021.

Zampedri, Giulia. “To Download, or Not to Download, That Is the Question: Investigating Belgian Residents’ Motivation to Download or Not Download the COVID-19 Contact-Tracing App Coronalert.” In 2021 14th CMI International Conference – Critical ICT Infrastructures and Platforms (CMI), 1–5, 2021.

W Ceron, MF de-Lima-Santos, MG Quiles. (2021) Fake news agenda in the era of COVID-19: Identifying trends through fact-checking content, Online Social Networks and Media 21.

Ceron, W., Gruszynski Sanseverino, G., de-Lima-Santos, MF. et al. (2021) COVID-19 fake news diffusion across Latin America. Social Network Analysis and Mining 11: 1, 47.

Abdul Aziz, Umma Naima. (2021) Rethinking digital financial inclusion: Evidence from Bangladesh. Technology in Society 64.

Digital inclusion challenges in Bangladesh: The case of the National ICT Policy, A Aziz, Contemporary South Asia 28 (3), 304-319, 2021.

MF de-Lima-Santos, W Ceron. (2021) Artificial intelligence in news media: current perceptions and future outlook, Journalism and media 3:1, 13-26.


Aziz, Abdul. “Digital Inclusion Challenges in Bangladesh: The Case of the National ICT Policy.” Contemporary South Asia, July 22, 2020, 1–16.

Boonman, Sharona. “Data Scientists Should Focus on Societal Issues.” Santa Monica Daily Press, May 26, 2020, sec. News.

Boonman, Sharona. “Soziale Probleme mit Algorithmen lösen.” Wiener Zeitung Online, June 18, 2020, sec. Gastkommentare.

Dickmann, Alex. “The Internet as a Democratizing Tool? Old Beliefs, Current Challenges and Future Solutions.” Kommunikation.Medien 12, no. Sonderfenster (2020).

Fanni, R., Steinkogler, V.E., Zampedri, Z., and Pierson, J. 2020. Active Human Agency in Artificial Intelligence Mediation. In Proceedings of the 6th EAI International Conference on Smart Objects and Technologies for Social Good. ACM, New York, NY, USA.

Leukes, Pierrinne. “Plot Twist: The Unintended (?) Inequalities Amplified and Introduced by the Internet.” Kommunikation.Medien 12, no. Sonderfenster (2020).

Mekonnen. “Computational Propaganda: A Detriment to Democracy.” Kommunikation.Medien 12, no. Sonderfenster (2020).

Partadiredja, Reza Arkan. “Datafication and Design. Are We Designing the Right Thing?” Kommunikation.Medien 12, no. Sonderfenster (2020). /JKM/2020-12.9.

Partadiredja, R. A., C. E. Serrano, and D. Ljubenkov. “AI or Human: The Socio-Ethical Implications of AI-Generated Media Content.” In 2020 13th CMI Conference on Cybersecurity and Privacy (CMI) – Digital Transformation – Potentials and Challenges(51275), 1–6, 2020.>

Stefanija, Ana Pop, and Jo Pierson. “Practical AI Transparency: Revealing Datafication and Algorithmic Identities.” Journal of Digital Social Research 2, no. 3 (November 9, 2020): 84–125–84–125.

Sxander, Darwin B. “The Digital Virus: How Online Fake News Affects Peoples Well-Being.” Kommunikation.Medien 12, no. Sonderfenster (2020).

Vidaković, Maja Rogić, Ana Kostović, Ana Jerković, Joško Šoda, Mladen Russo, Maja Stella, Ante Knežić, et al. “Using Cutaneous Receptor Vibration to Uncover the Effect of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) on Motor Cortical Excitability.” Medical Science Monitor 26 (May 27, 2020).

Wally, Dawda. “Societal Effects of the Internet of Things Devices : Contributions, Societal Challenges, and Solutions.” Kommunikation.Medien 12, no. Sonderfenster (2020).


Banerjee, Rituparna. “Populism and the Impact of Technology in Persuasive Propaganda.” Kommunikation.Medien, no. 10 (2019).

Rituparna, Banerjee. “Can Governments Control Social Media? Or Can Users?” The Indian Express, November 19, 2019.

Dhanuka, Spriha. “On the Internet, Nobody Knows Youre a Dog: Deploying Anonymity and Fracturing Identities.” Kommunikation.Medien, no. 10 (2019).

Fornoni, Tommaso Maria. “Why E-Democracy Is Not a Possible Reality (yet): A Literature Review on the Challenges to the Applicability of e-Democracy.” Kommunikation.Medien, no. 10 (2019).

Jeske, Sarah. “Bringing Back the ‘Social’ to the ‘Unsocial’ Media of Today.” Kommunikation.Medien, no. 10 (2019).

Rosanna Fanni (2019) What if Libra disrupted the financial system, European Parliamentary Research Service.


Aldaba, Mikhaila. “Waking Up from the Internet : Digital Communication Leadership.” Kommunikation.Medien, no. 9 (2018).

Bobicev, Irina. “The Sharing Economy – From a Promise for a Bright Future to a Critical View on the Present : Introduction to Core Competences II.” Kommunikation.Medien, no. 9 (2018).

Concepcion, Rodelio. “The Video Camera, Voyeurism and State Surveillance in the IoT Era.” Kommunikation.Medien, no. 9 (2018).

Deka, Angshumita. “Computational Journalism : A Study of the Impact of Technology on Journalism and the News Industry.” Kommunikation.Medien, no. 9 (2018).

Rehman, Zahaid. “The Global South and the Sharing Economy : Will the Spread of Collaborative Mechanisms of the Sharing Economy Lead to Growing Disparity between Developing and Developed Countries?” Kommunikation.Medien, no. 9 (2018).

Silpakar, Sangam. “The Negotiated Benefits of the Digitized World.” Kommunikation.Medien, no. 9 (2018).

Stefanija, Ana Pop. “The Role of Social Media in (Dis)Abling Social Movements.” Kommunikation.Medien, no. 9 (2018).

Van Der Giessen, Nina. “Liberating Ideas of a New Ecosystem : The Blockchain’s Potential in Social Perspective.” Kommunikation.Medien, no. 9 (2018).


Zaide, Joyce. “The Mediatization of Politics and Activism.” Kommunikation.Medien, no. 8 (2017).

Master's Theses

Intake 6: 2023

  • Ms. Puzicha Charlotte Mina, ‘The Social Construction of Digital Outrage: Analyzing ‘Shitstorms’ through a Social Constructivist Lens’, Supervisor #1 Dimitri Prandner, Supervisor #2 Ike Picone
  • Ms. Dwomoh Gloria, ‘Advancing More Inclusive Tech Careers – Analyzing How People Develop Their Unique Potential and Thrive Through the Outreachy Program’, Supervisor #1 Lene Tolstrup Sørensen, Supervisor #2 Birgit Breninger
  • Mr. Moussa Peter, ‘The Digital World Through the Eyes of Digital-Native Kids: How Do Children in Different Cultural Contexts Conceptualise the Digital World?’, Supervisor #1 Wendy Van Den Broeck, Supervisor #2 Josef Trappel
  • Shabbir Arham, ‘Finding Myself; Digital Media & Non-normative Gender Identity In Pakistan’, Supervisor #1 Hanan Badr, Supervisor #2 Jannick Kirk Sørensen
  • Ms. Zier Jessica Amy, ‘Imagining the Algorithm: The Case of Reproductive Egg Solicitation Through Online Behavioral Advertising’, Supervisor #1 Jo Pierson, Supervisor #2 Tales Tomaz
  • Ms. Thai Sokcheng, ‘Embedment of Digital Coaching at Workplace: An Exploratory Study on Users’ Perceptions of Digital Coaching Platforms in Upskilling and Beyond’, Supervisor #1 Wendy Van Den Broeck, Supervisor #2 Hanan Badr
  • Ms. Saarelainen Noora Emilia, ‘The Role of Cataki Mobile Application on the Empowerment Processes: A Case Study on Informal Recycling Sector in São Paulo and Salvador, Brazil’, Supervisor #1 Marleen Buizer, Supervisor #2 Sergio Sparviero
  • Mr. Choque Condori John Gustavo, ‘“To Benefit all Humanity”: Towards Fair Algorithmic Systems through Substantive Equality and Theories of Justice’, Supervisor #1 Jannick Kirk Sørensen, Supervisor #2 Josef Trappel
  • Mr. Samonte Paoloregel, ‘Digital agri-extension for all: An inclusivity analysis of the Philippines’ Digital Farmers Program’, Supervisor #1 Rico Lie, Supervisor #2 Sergio Sparviero
  • Ms. Bashir Hina, ‘How embedded finance is reshaping the banking industry and enhancing customer experience?’, Supervisor #1 Anders Henten, Supervisor #2 Josef Trappel
  • Ms. Diaz Frías Viviana, ‘Political Polarization in Cuba: Twitter discussions around the July 11 protests’, Supervisor #1 Tales Tomaz, Supervisor #2 Laurence Claeys
  • Ms. Nadeem Romessa, ‘Digital Trauma is Still Trauma: Exploring Obstacles and Solutions for Reporting Image-Based Sexual Abuse in Pakistan’, Supervisor #1 Hanan Badr, Supervisor #2 Wendy Van den Broeck
  • Ms. Nyakahoza Gura Annastazia, ‘Exploring Higher Education Institution Support for Digital Skills Development in Tanzanian Students’, Supervisor #1 Leo Van Audenhove, Supervisor #2 Josef Trappel
  • Ms. Fernandéz Adriana, ‘ICTs’ role enhancing capabilities for integration for asylum seekers and refugees in Costa Rica’, Supervisor #1 Sergio Sparviero, Supervisor #2 Annemarie van Paassen
  • Mr. Yousufi Jamalludin, ‘The Role of Digital Technologies for Enabling Circular Economy in E-waste Management – Multi-Level Analysis’, Supervisor #1 Anders Henten, Supervisor #2 Sergio Sparviero
  • Ms. Cabatay Lyka, ‘Demystifying Privacy Practices of Philippine Youth on Social Media: Unraveling Motivations & Strategies for Social Media Privacy Management’, Supervisor #1 Laurence Claeys, Supervisor #2 Tales Tomaz
  • Ms. Altymysheva Asipa, ‘Examining the Digital Gender Divide: Investigating the Underrepresentation of Women in ICT in Kyrgyzstan’, Supervisor #1 Hanan Badr, Supervisor #2 Leo Van Audenhove
  • Mr. Machat Yasser, ‘Bridging the Gap: Digital Skills and Employment in Tunisia’, Supervisor #1 Hanan Badr, Supervisor #2 Anders Henten

Intake 5: 2022

  • Mr. Hedayetul Islam Jewel, ‘Rethinking Digital Inclusion in Bangladesh: The Case of Digital Island Moheshkhali’, Supervisor #1 Leo Van Audenhove, Supervisor #2 Ursula Maier-Rabler
  • Ms. Anne Marie Gómez Neumann, ‘How Dividing Is the Digital Divide? An Analysis of The Consequences And Problems, People Below The Poverty Line In Austria Have’, Supervisor #1 Josef Trappel, Supervisor #2 Leo Van Audenhove, Supervisor #3 Hanan Badr
  • Ms. Sara Bedri, ‘Alternatives to conflict in alternative spaces: the implications of social media on peaceful coexistence in Sudan from a civil society perspective’, Supervisor #1 Hanan Badr, Supervisor #2 Anders Henten
  • Ms. Kainaat Maqbool, ‘Toward “Digital Literacy”: Exploring Gendered Digital In(ex)clusion for Entrepreneurs in Rural Sindh, Pakistan’, Supervisor #1 Leo Van Audenhove, Supervisor #2 Hanan Badr, Tutor Prof. Shaun Pather
  • Ms. Katarzyna Bartosz, ‘How will a sustainable transition of the packaging industry unfold? Impact of ICT on the reuse model for circular packaging and analysis of changes through MLP framework’, Supervisor #1 Anders Henten, Supervisor #2 Dimitri Prandner
  • Mr. Ali, ‘Via Viya: Examining User Experience and Intention for Continuing Use of an SRHR Chatbot’, Supervisor #1 An Jacobs, Supervisor #2 Josef Trappel
  • Ms. Tabea Wagner, ‘How Digitalization Modifies the Value Chain of Artworks: Spotlight On Creativity and Distribution’, Supervisor #1 Marlen Komorowski, Supervisor #2 Josef Trappel
  • Mr. Guilherme Cunha da Silva, ‘The subservience to data colonialism and the adoption of cloud computing by public sectors in Brazil: a case study of the Brazilian digital government strategy’, Supervisor #1 Tales Tomaz, Supervisor #2 Trisha Meyer, Tutor Leah Lievrouw
  • Ms. Paula Maria Budge Liceti, ‘Assessing inequalities in South American AI Policy: The cases of Colombia, Peru, Chile and Uruguay AI policies’, Supervisor #1 Rob Heyman, Supervisor #2 Josef Trappel
  • Mr. Glenn Kevin Manolo Pamatmat, ‘The View the the Mapantew: Confronting the Dilemma of Indigenous Peoples at the Borders’, Supervisor #1 Rico Lie, Supervisor #2 Josef Trappel
  • Ms. Chalene Johansson, ‘Is the Future Spelled Co-op? A Critical Analysis of the Cooperative Platform Movement Through a Post-capitalist Lens’, Supervisor #1 Tales Tomaz, Supervisor #2 Annemarie van Paassen, Tutor Leah Lievrouw
  • Mr. Sebastián Andrés Argüelles Delgado, ‘Designing the future bodega? A critical analysis of the making of innovation in Peru’, Supervisor #1 Sietze Vellema, Supervisor #2 Sergio Sparviero
  • Mr. Paul Dressler, ‘A peer to peer future? Blockchain Technology in the Creative Industries’, Supervisor #1 Tim Raats, Supervisor #2 Sergio Sparviero
  • Ms. Mariia Aleksevych, ‘“More Than a Dislike”: Affective Polarization in Discussions About Climate Change On Twitter During Australian Electoral Campaigns’, Supervisor #1 Tales Tomaz, Supervisor #2 Marleen Buizer, Tutors Axel Bruns
  • Ms. Ana Gagua, ‘Human-AI Relationship and the moral tensions: Case of Replika’, Supervisor #1 Rob Heyman, Supervisor #2 Corinna Peil, Tutors Leah Lievrouw
  • Mr. Hedayetul Islam Jewel, ‘Rethinking Digital Inclusion in Bangladesh: The Case of Digital Island Moheshkhali’, Supervisor #1 Leo Van Audenhove, Supervisor #2 Ursula Maier-Rabler
  • Ms. Rodessa May Mendoza Marquez, ‘Ethics of Designing Mobile Apps for Sustainable Urban Mobility: Deconstructing User Needs from the Perspective of Female End Users’, Supervisor #1 Rob Heyman, Supervisor #2 Prof. Sergio Sparviero, Tutor Claudia Luger-Bazinger
  • Mr. Rony Chaar, ‘The Effects of Decentralised Organisational Structures on the Adoption of Work Management Software in SMEs’, Supervisor #1 Anders Henten, Supervisor #2 Dimitri Prandner
  • Mr. Umesh Sanjay Torawane, ‘Diffusion of a national solution for digital identity in India – Comparison with Danish and European initiatives’, Supervisor #1 Reza Tadayoni, Supervisor #2 Josef Trappel, Tutors Henning Olesen & Franz Wolfhagen
  • Mr. Nitin Nath, ‘Please like this Future: Mark Zuckerberg’s discursive construction of the Metaverse as a sociotechnical imaginary’, Supervisor #1 Prof. Laurence Claeys, Supervisor #2 Prof. Josef Trappel
  • Mr. Bob Henrique Farias, ‘Gamified Onboarding Training: An ICT Solution to Improve the Learning Process for New Employees’, Supervisor #1 Anders Hansen Henten, Supervisor #2 Ursula Maier-Rabler
  • Mr. Mukul Sanjeev Bagul, ‘Where Technology meets Art: Social and Technological Drivers shaping the success of Indian Hip-Hop’, Supervisor #1 Morten Falch, Supervisor #2 Sergio Sparviero
  • Mr. Asif Ahmed, ‘Sustainability of the ICT Infrastructure in the context of CSR: Reporting of the Universitie’, Supervisor #1 Reza Tadayoni, Supervisor #2 Sergio Sparviero, Tutor Idongesit Williams
  • Mr. Michael Thelen, ‘Data-Driven Innovations for Sustainability: In the case of the electric vehicle and vehicle-to-grid equipment bundling’, Supervisor #1 Pieter Ballon, Supervisor #2 Sergio Sparviero, Tutors Mehdi Montakhabi, Veronika Hornung-Prähauser, Markus Lassnig

Intake 4: 2021

  • Ms. Chatukuta, Ruth, ‘Challenging bias on Google Search Images: An exploratory study of algorithmic awareness through recalibration for Global South contexts’, Supervisor #1 Jo Pierson, Supervisor #2 Josef Trappel
  • Ms. Davranbekova, Farangiz, ‘Quo vadis, European football? An analysis of the impact of Over-the-Top services in the sports rights market.’, Supervisor #1 Prof. Dr. Marlen Komorowski, Supervisor #2 Sergio Sparviero
  • Mr. Dickmann, Alex, ‘From Public to Private: Does WhatsApp change Digital Activism?’, Supervisor #1 Wendy Van den Broeck, Supervisor #2 Sergio Sparviero
  • Mr. Dzikunu, Richard Mawutor, ‘Digital Inclusion: Examining the Impacts of Digital Health Technologies on Inequality. Addressing the specific needs of vulnerable groups in Ghana’, Supervisor #1 Josef Trappel, Supervisor #2 Leo van Audenhove
  • Mr. Entrena Serrano, Carlos, ‘The risks of opening the car bonnet: A semi-systematic review of explainability in AI systems’, Supervisor #1 Sergio Sparviero, Supervisor #2 Anders Henten
  • Mr. Hariz Bin Husni, Mohammad, ‘Internet As Public Utility: A Case Study of Public-Private Partnership in Malaysia to Build Digital Infrastructure in Rural Area’, Supervisor #1 Reza Tadayoni, Supervisor #2 Maier-Rabler Ursula
  • Ms. Juniad, Iqra, ‘PA do I trust you? Understanding millennials privacy concerns which impact their trust regarding Intelligent Personal Assistant adoption’, Supervisor #1 Lene Sørensen, Supervisor #2 Dimitri Prandner
  • Ms. Kanchev, Yoana, ‘Not Another Brick in the Wall: Platformization Concerns for Bulgarian Secondary Education in the Time of a Global Pandemic’, Supervisor #1 Tales Tomaz, Supervisor #2 Jo Pierson
  • Ms. Leukes, Pierrinne, ‘The Devil is in the Data. Digital Inclusion at the cost of Data Colonization. An empirical study of Facebook’s Express Wi-Fi’, Supervisor #1 Leo Van Audenhove, Supervisor #2 Josef Trappel
  • Mr. Ljubenkov, Davor, ‘Ethical artificial intelligence in the European Union context: Visualization of policymaking and decision processes’, Supervisor #1 Anders Henten , Supervisor #2 Josef Trappel
  • Mr. Afework Mekonnen, Dagim, ‘Emergence and Characteristics of Ethiopian Networked Public Spheres: An Examination of Contending Ethnonationalist and Ethiopian Nationalist Discourses on Facebook’, Supervisor #1 Josef Trappel, Supervisor #2 Laurence Claeys
  • Mr. Partadiredja, Reza Arkan, ‘Exploring Ethics and Human Values in Designing AI’, Supervisor #1 Jannick Kirk Sørensen, Supervisor #2 Christopher Frauenberger
  • Ms. Cordero Quinto, Joyce Anne, ‘Trust, Media, Religion and the Artificially Intelligent World: A Cross-national exploration of perceptual filters’, Supervisor #1 Prof An Jacobs, Supervisor #2 Prof Sergio Sparviero
  • Steinkogler, Valerie Eveline, ‘Safeguarding Public Values in Cooperation with Big Tech Companies: The Case of the Austrian Contact Tracing App Stopp Corona’, Supervisor #1 Prof. Jo Pierson, Supervisor #2 Prof. Josef Trappel
  • Mr. Sxander, Darwin Boy, ‘A Grounded Theory Study of Indonesian Women’s Healthy-Eating Information-Seeking Behavior on Digital Platforms’, Supervisor #1 Sergio Sparviero, Supervisor #2 An Jacobs
  • Mr. Taha, Abdallah, ‘Thesis The Wave of Change in The Methods of Education Brought by Social Media: A Case Study of TikTok’s Potential for Educational Content Creators, Supervisor #1 Dimitri Prandner’, Supervisor #2 Morten Falch
  • Ms. Thapa, Sebika, ‘Investigating the implication for business innovation of customer encounters with AI-based chatbots’, Supervisor #1 Anders Henten, Supervisor #2 Ursula Maier-Rabler
  • Ms. Zampedri, Giulia, ‘To download, or not to download, that is the question: Investigating Belgian residents’ motivation to download or not download the COVID-19 contact-tracing app Coronalert’, Supervisor #1 Rob Heyman, Supervisor #2 Sergio Sparviero

Intake 3: 2020

  • Ms. Fatima Ali (MA) ‘Investigating political echo chambers on the Pakistani social media: a critical discourse analysis of cyber-nationalism, radicalization, and self-identity’ supervised by Jo Pierson (1.Supervisor) and Sergio Sparviero (2.Supervisor).
  • Ms. Rituparna Banerjee (MA) ‘Towards Political Consciousness – Evaluating Digital Literacy through Gender in West Bengal, India’ supervised by Josef Trappel (1.Supervisor) and Leo Van Audenhove (2.Supervisor).
  • Ms. Katharina Kimberly Beck (MA) ‘#SaveYourOmi – Keeping Seniors in Nursing Homes Connected with ICTs’ supervised by An Jacobs (1.Supervisor) and Sergio Sparviero (2.Supervisor).
  • Mr. Tommaso Maria Fornoni (MSc) ‘Government Crisis Communication during the COVID-19 pandemic: Comparing Italy, the United Kingdom, and the United States’ supervised by Sergio Sparviero (1.Supervisor) and Anders Henten (2.Supervisor).
  • Ms. Sarah Julia Jeske (MSc) ‘Digital Twins in Healthcare Conceptualisation and Privacy Aspects’ supervised by Reza Tadayoni (1.Supervisor) and Ursula Maier-Rabler (2.Supervisor).
  • Ms. Linet Lores Sánchez (MSc) ‘Preventing domestic food waste through digital intervention: How to nudge consumers into environmentally friendly behavior?’ supervised by Lene Sørensen (1.Supervisor) and Ursula Maier-Rabler (2.Supervisor).
  • Ms. Zsofia Meszaros (MA) ‘The World Is on Fire, How Did You Know? Reverse Agenda-Setting Theory untangling the mists of mis- and disinformation in the case of #ArsonEmergency’ supervised by Jo Pierson (1.Supervisor) and Josef Trappel (2.Supervisor).
  • Ms. Consuelo Eufemia Naranjo Lara (MA) ‘Netflix in Latin America. A study of Mexico, Colombia and Ecuador’ supervised by Sergio Sparviero (1.Supervisor) and Karen Donders (2.Supervisor).
  • Mr. Andrei Ionut Olarasu (MSc) ‘Improving Inter-Institutional Digital Data Sharing in the Public Sector’ supervised by Reza Tadayoni (1.Supervisor) and Dimitri Prandner (2.Supervisor).
  • Ms. Nkechi Victoria Osuji (MSc) ‘Blockchain technology for monitoring and reporting of carbon emission trading. A case study on its possible implementation in the Danish energy industry.’ supervised by Lene Sørensen (1.Supervisor) and Ursula Maier-Rabler (2.Supervisor).
  • Mr. Gabriel Rosa da Mata Ribeiro (MA) ‘Privacy from the South: A decolonial perspective on the negotiation process between visibility and privacy in the age of surveillance capitalism’ supervised by Jo Pierson (1.Supervisor) and Josef Trappel (2.Supervisor).
  • Ms. Janneke Aerssens (MA) ‘The relation between net neutrality and zero rating explained. An analysis based on expert interviews and case studies’ supervised by Karen Donders (1.Supervisor) and Josef Trappel (2.Supervisor).
  • Ms. Spriha Dhanuka (MA) ‘Streaming from California to Calcutta: A comparative analysis of Netflix’s content catalogs’ supervised by Karen Donders (1.Supervisor) and Josef Trappel (2.Supervisor).
  • Ms. Rosanna Fanni (MA) ‘The Normative Policy Framework of (Un)Ethical Artificial Intelligence in the European Union’ supervised by Jo Pierson (1.Supervisor) and Josef Trappel (2.Supervisor).
  • Mr. Abduvoris Abduvakhobov (MSc) ‘Applicability of Artificial Intelligence within MOOCs to improve online learning experience. User perspective study’ supervised by Reza Tadayoni (1.Supervisor) and Ursula Maier-Rabler (2.Supervisor).
  • Ms. Sharona Boonman (MSc) ‘Performance of machine learning algorithms: case study of BørneTelefonen’ supervised by Anders Henten (1.Supervisor) and Josef Trappel (2.Supervisor).
  • Ms. Oyinkansola Adeola Awolo (MA) ‘Twitter for Phishing: Charting the Discourse about Social Engineering and Ethics’ supervised by Laurence Claeys (1.Supervisor) and Ursula Maier-Rabler (2.Supervisor).

Intake 2: 2019

  • Ms. Angela Cristina Bastidas Barrios (MA) ‘Glocalisation and Audiovisual Content – An analysis of legacy television companies and Netflix glocalisation strategies to stay competitive in the international media landscape’ supervised by Karen Donders (1.Supervisor) and Ursula Maier-Rabler (2.Supervisor).
  • Ms. Fakhira Bano (MSc) ‘Device Fingerprinting by News Media Websites in EU: An analysis of data taken in 3 different points in time’ supervised by Reza Tadayoni (1.Supervisor) and Ursula Maier-Rabler (2.Supervisor).
  • Ms. Thi Thuy Ngan Dang (MSc) ‘Nudge and persuasive design on Video on Demand Platforms: a digital enforcement effect in streaming services using design principles to influence users’ attitude and behavior as a cue for social navigation’ supervised by Iwona Windekilde (1.Supervisor) and Ursula Maier-Rabler (2.Supervisor).
  • Ms. Angshumita Deka (MSc) ‘Hashtag Truth: Can algorithms protect a society from misinformation?’ supervised by Josef Trappel (1.Supervisor) and Anders Henten (2.Supervisor).
  • Ms. Dilshad Hossain Dodul (MA) ‘Assessing the effectiveness of digital communication tools for humanitarian assistance: Scope and Challenges in Rohingya Refugee Camps in Bangladesh’ supervised by Kevin Smets (1.Supervisor) and Josef Trappel (2.Supervisor).
  • Mr. Tigran Gevorgyan (MSc) ‘Adoption and inclusion of Artificial Intelligence in digitalization strategies of organizations’ supervised by Anders Henten (1.Supervisor) and Ursula Maier-Rabler (2.Supervisor).
  • Mr. Mouloud Kessir (MSc) ‘Blockchain in the music industry: A study of token-based music platforms.’ supervised by Anders Henten (1.Supervisor) and Josef Trappel (2.Supervisor).
  • Ms. Kanokporn Rattanacharoenporn (MSc) ‘Tangible and gesture interaction for enhancing visitor experience in museums’ supervised by Ursula Maier-Rabler (1.Supervisor) and Lene Tolstrup Sørensen (2.Supervisor).
  • Mr. Zahaid Rehman (MA) ‘Social media as a breeding ground for hate: case studies on the far-right and Islamic extremism’ supervised by Jan Loisen (1.Supervisor) and Josef Trappel (2.Supervisor).
  • Ms. Sangam Silpakar (MA) ‘Digital inequality in Nepal’ supervised by Ilse Marien (1.Supervisor) and Josef Trappel (2.Supervisor).
  • Ms. Yasmim Raissa Silva Pessoa (MA) ‘Video Narratives in Lifestyle Movements – How Youtubers advocate for sustainable lifestyles’ supervised by Wendy Van den Broeck (1.Supervisor) and Ursula Maier-Rabler (2.Supervisor).
  • Ms. Nina Desíree Van der Giessen (MSc) ‘Cryptocurrency Legitimacy & Institutional Change – a multi-stakeholder perspective’ supervised by Sergio Sparviero (1.Supervisor) and Pieter Ballon (2.Supervisor).
  • Ms. Aisha Villegas López (MA) ‘Alexa & Google Assistant: The domestication and privacy implications of smart speakers and virtual personal assistants within the household’ supervised by Jo Pierson (1.Supervisor) and Ursula Maier-Rabler (2.Supervisor).
  • Mr. Jorge Rolando Lainfiesta Rosales (MSc) ‘How are cyber troops affecting journalists’ perceived autonomy?’ supervised by Sergio Sparviero (1.Supervisor) and Anders Henten (2.Supervisor).
  • Ms. Beatriz Mikhaila Mercado Aldaba (MSc) ‘Keys to the Smart City: Civic & Political Participation – The Copenhagen Case Study’ supervised by Iwona Windekilde (1.Supervisor) and Josef Trappel (2.Supervisor).
  • Ms. Irina Bobicev (MA) ‘Digitalisation of the news industry: Measuring the effects of digital delivery on news content diversity’ supervised by Jan Loisen (1.Supervisor) and Josef Trappel (2.Supervisor).
  • Ms. Anna Claudia Pinheiro Gomes (MA) ‘Bots as storytellers: an analysis of the use of Facebook Messenger chatbots by non-profit organizations and their added value for advocacy purposes’ supervised by Karen Donders (1.Supervisor) and Josef Trappel (2.Supervisor).
  • Ms. Ana Pop Stefanija (MA) ‘An algorithmic selfie: on investigating surveillance capitalism, datafication, and algorithmic identity’ supervised by Jo Pierson (1.Supervisor) and Ursula Maier-Rabler (2.Supervisor).

Intake 1: 2018

  • Mr. Alessandro Amati (MSc) ‘Social Media and the popularity of video contents, a cross-platform analysis of YouTube video sharing over Facebook’ supervised by Anders Henten (1.Supervisor) and Sergio Sparviero (2.Supervisor).
  • Mr. Abdul Aziz (MA) ‘ICT Policy Challenges for Digital Inclusion in Bangladesh: Evaluating Policy and Practice’ supervised by Leo van Audenhove (1.Supervisor) and Ursula Maier-Rabler (2.Supervisor).
  • Ms. Shakhnoza Bekbulaeva (MSc) ‘Driver Drowsiness Detection and Prediction systems’ supervised by Reza Tadayoni (1.Supervisor) and Ursula Maier-Rabler (2.Supervisor).
  • Mr. Harris Bin Munawar (MA) ‘Gendered interactions with virtual assistants’ supervised by Jo Pierson (1.Supervisor) and Josef Trappel (2.Supervisor).
  • Mr. Mathias Felipe De Lima Santos (MSc) ‘Mastering Data Journalism in Australia’ supervised by Dimitri Prandner & Sergio Sparviero (1.Supervisor) and Anders Henten (2.Supervisor).
  • Ms. Maia Giorgadze (MSc) ‘Adopting Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) to raise public awareness and trigger actions’ supervised by Ursula Maier-Rabler (1.Supervisor) and Reza Tadayoni (2.Supervisor).
  • Ms. Dina Ibrahim (MA) ‘The Impact of the EU Privacy Regulations on the Freemium Business Model: A Study on Media Platforms from a Multisided Markets Theory Lens’ supervised by Tim Raats (1.Supervisor) and Josef Trappel (2.Supervisor).
  • Ms. Amalia Nurul Muthmainnah (MA) ‘Digital Literacy for children and young people within policies in the Asia Pacific Region: Case study of Indonesia, Singapore, Australia, and New Zealand’ supervised by Ursula Maier-Rabler (1.Supervisor) and Jo Pierson (2.Supervisor).
  • Mr. Markus Neudecker (MA) ‘Citizen participation in the digital age. Theoretical and practical opportunities and challenges for e-participation in modern democracies’ supervised by Josef Trappel (1.Supervisor) and Wendy Van den Broeck (2.Supervisor).
  • Mr. Ishaqur Rahman (MSc) ‘Digital Communication & Servitization in the Automobile Industry: The factors that enable the transformation of automobiles from product to service due to digital communication’ supervised by Reza Tadayoni (1.Supervisor) and Ursula Maier-Rabler (2.Supervisor).
  • Ms. Ana Cristina Rocha Robleto (MSc) ‘Strategy alignment of business and IT in Product-Service Systems’ supervised by Anders Henten (1.Supervisor) and Sergio Sparviero (2.Supervisor).
  • Mr. Durai Subramaniam Selvaraj (MA) ‘The Cultivation of Mobile Agriculture: Connecting Smallholder Farmers of India to Knowledge and Networks (Case Study: West Bengal & Tamil Nadu)’ supervised by Josef Trappel (1.Supervisor) and Wendy Van den Broeck (2.Supervisor).
  • Ms. Alena Sidarovich (MA) ‘Trust and literacy in the context of data & agency relations: The case of public service media in Belgium’ supervised by Jo Pierson (1.Supervisor) and Josef Trappel (2.Supervisor).
  • Ms. Michelle Anne Tabirao (MSc) ‘Blockchain Technology for Tracking and Reporting of Carbon Dioxide Emission. A Case Study on its possible adoption in the container shipping industry’ supervised by Iwona Windekilde (1.Supervisor) and Sergio Sparviero (2.Supervisor).
  • Ms. Joyce Iris Zaide (MA) ‘Patriotic trolling? Mediatized populist political communication practices of pro-Duterte supporters on Facebook’ supervised by Josef Trappel (1.Supervisor) and Benjamin De Cleen (2.Supervisor).
  • Ms. Ruiqi Zhou (MSc) ‘Visual digital Storytelling in engaging the audience and enhancing brand awareness’ supervised by Anders Henten (1.Supervisor) and Sergio Sparviero (2.Supervisor).
Other dissemination products

Podcast “Wageningen Pulse” (Ayusha Chalise): serves as a platform for dialogue, collaboration, and understanding and is a space for diverse voices to be heard, fostering a sense of community at Wageningen University & Research.

“The Role of Digital Technologies for Enabling Circular Economy in E-waste Management – Multi-Level Analysis” by Jamalludin Yousufi

  • Presentation at Speciale Festivalen (Copenhagen): There, university graduates, students, corporate entities, and curios individuals come together to share ideas and knowledge about diverse topics, like technology, sustainability, and the arts.
  • Guest lecture for the sustainability course at Aalborg University (Green ICT class)
  • Presentation at a conference called “Sustainability in The Digital Transformation”

“Bridging the Gap: Digital Skills and Employment in Tunisia: The NGO Sector as an Example” (Machat Yasser): Radio Interview, Tunisian National Radio Station – Program: “Studio Digital”

“Advancing More Inclusive Tech Careers – Analyzing How People Develop Their Unique Potential and Thrive Through the Outreachy Program” (Gloria Dwomoh), Presentation at LinuxFest Northwest 2023 and Speciale Festivale in Denmark

“Evaluating ‘Meaningful Connectivity’: Digital Literacy and Women in West Bengal, India” (Rituparna Banerjee), Presentation at the “Digital Inclusion Policy and Research Conference” (2021)