About me

I am Associate Professor/Reader in Media and Communication Studies at Northumbria University, Newcastle (UK), Visiting Professor at the Faculty of Journalism, Lomonosov Moscow State University (Russia) and Professor Colaborador Federal University of Pará (Brazil). I joined Media Department at Northumbria University, Newcastle in September 2012 as Lecturer in Mass Communications. Prior to joining the University of Northumbria, I worked at the University of Sassari (Italy) from 2006 to 2012.

I am co-chair of the Digital Divide Working Group (IAMCR) co-convenors of NINSO (Northumbria Internet and Society Research Group)  ambassador for Digital Poverty Alliance, and a member of the UNESCO Inclusive Policy Lab. I am co-editor of the Palgrave Studies in Digital Inequalities book series, a Senior Series Editor, for Emerald Studies in Media and Communications and I am on the Editorial Advisory Board of the Emerald Open Research. I have authored fifteen (15) 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.


I welcome enquiries from prospective research students who wish to undertake projects related to the following research fields:

  • Digital divides and digital inequalities
  • Digital inclusion and Digital exclusion
  • Internet research/Internet studies
  • Digital research
  • Digital media/Social media


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