Castelfranco Veneto (Italy), 1979. Stefania Milan studied Communication Sciences at the University of Padova and holds a Ph.D. in Political and Social Sciences from the European University Institute. She works out of the University of Amsterdam’s Media Studies Department, where she is Assistant Professor of New Media. She is also the Principal Investigator of DATACTIVE, a ERC-funded project on the politics of Big Data, and the funding director of the Data J Lab, dedicated to Big Data analytics. She is passionate about the interplay between technologies and society, and in particular is interested in the possibilities of self organization, emancipation, and autonomy that digital technology opens up. A political scientist by formation, she values interdisciplinary research, and feels herself at home at the intersection of a variety of fields, including critical internet studies, social movement studies, and science and technology studies.
Interview: Miren Gutiérrez
Miren Gutiérrez is the director of Expert in Analyse, Research and Data Communication Programme and professor of communication at the Deusto University (Spain). She is also the Communications Director of the Climate and Environmental Program of the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) from London. With twenty years of experience as a journalist, editor, correspondent and reporter around the world, she has been the Executive Director of Greenpeace Spain and Editorial Director of the news agency Inter Press Service (IPS).