Keynotes and Conference Presentations

Digtal capital

 Keynotes Presentations

Invited Presentations 

  • Digital Capital and the three Digital Rights, University of Teheran, Iran. 10 April 2021
  • The future of digital Society. Lomonosov University, Moscow (Russia) 12 February 2021.
  • Digital Capital and the three digital rights. AlQuds University (Palestine), 30th October 2020.
  • 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.
  • Digital Society: risks and opportunities, Lomonosov University, Moscow, 12 October 2020.
  • Digital Inequalities in the Global South, The Federal University of Pará (UFPA) Brazil, 9 September 2020.
  • Measuring Digital Capital, Cardiff University, 6th May 2019.
  • Towards Digital Equity, Lignam University, Hong Kong, 12 January 2019,
  • Digital Divide, Inequalities and Capital, Istanbul University, Faculty of Letters, 19th November 2018.
  • Does  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.
  • Digital Capital, Newcastle University, 26 April 2017.
  • A weberian analysis of digital inequalities, Kaplan, Singapore, 6 March 2017.
  • Narratives from the Net. Demonstrating why Digital Divide is a Dilemma for Digital Activists in Africa, Uppsala University, 9 December 2016.
  • From Social to Digital Inequalities, Intercom Comunicação, San Paulo, Brazil, 19 June 2016.
  • Digital Inequalities: are social inequalities already existing in the society reproduced and reinforced online? Oxford Internet Institute, Oxford University, 2 June 2015.
  • From Symbolic violence to Social Sustainability in the digital Age. 10-11 February 2013, Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon, Monterrey, Mexico.
  • The changing role of women on Italian Television, Northampton University, Guest Lecture, 7 December 2011.
  • Violence against women: from media misrepresentation to physical violence, 3rd International Seminar on Social Sustainability: Migration, Gender and Trafficking of Women, Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon, Monterrey, Mexico, 7 November 2011 (invited speaker).
  • Web 2.0 and new form of communication. Universidad de Vallodolid, Facultad de Ciencias Sociales, Jurídicas y de la Comunicación, Segovia, 2 June 2010.

Organizer and chair

  • Co-organizer of the IAMCR Digital Divide Working Group special panel on“Digital Capital”, for the Media Sociology Symposium (American Sociology Association) (August 2021).
  • Co-organizer of the IAMCR webinar “Digital Divide and Digital Inclusion” (March 2021).
  • Era or Error of Transformation? Assessing Afrocentric Attributes of Digitalisation, IAMCR 2019, Madrid, Chair and discussant.
  • New Dimensions of the Digital Divide, IAMCR 2018, Oregon, Chair and discussant.
  • Proposer and coordinator of a pre-conference “Mapping New Perspectives and Debates on Digital Divide in Africa” at the IAMCR 2017, Cartagena, Colombia, July 2017.
  • Proposer and coordinator of a special track (with 4 panels and 17 papers) about Digital Divide at the MECCSA conference 2015, Northumbria University, UK, January 2015.
  • Chair of the ICA pre-conference session: Communication and “The Good Life” Around the World After Two Decades of the Digital Divide. ICA Conference, Seattle, May 22 2014.
  • Living in Surveillance society, Organizer and Chair, University of Sassari. 27-28 July 2012.
  • The role of social networks in the Arab revolution, University of Sassari, 8 April, 2011. Chair and discussant (
  • Social communication in the age of Social Network, University of Sassari, in cooperation with “Fondazione Pubblicità Progresso”, 10 May 2010.
  • The role of culture in the age of Social Network, paper presented at the conference with the Chair of the European Committee on Budgetary Control, Sassari, 13 November 2009.
  • New movement and e-democracy, Chair and discussant, Sassari, 19 May 2009.


Selected Conference presentations

  • DIPRC2021 (Digital Inclusion Policy Research, 14th September 2021), The Internet as a tool of Social Inclusivity.
  • Theorizing Digital Capital (August 2021). Media Sociology Symposium (American Sociology Association).
  • Conceptualisation of Techno-Environmental Habitus, IAMCR, 11-15 July 2021, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Examining the second level of the digital divide through the lens of Digital Capital, IAMCR, 12-17 July 2020, Tampere.
  • Digital inequalities and digital capital in multiethnic Russian regions, IAMCR, 12-17 July 2020, Tampere.
  • Defining and measuring Digital capital. Results from an Italian study. 14th Annual International Conference on Sociology, 4-7 May 2020, Athens.
  • What digital capital is and how to measure it. IAMCR, 7-11 July 2019, Madrid.
  • Digital equity: promoting digital rights. Digital Inclusion Policy and Research Conference 2019. University of Liverpool, London 18-19 June 2019.
  • Operationalizing and measuring Digital Capital: identification of indicators (with Maria Laura Ruiu), Partnership for Progress on the Digital Divide 2019 International Conference, 22-24 May 2019, Washington, District of Columbia, USA.
  • Distributed Pool Mining and Digital Inequalities: From Cryptocurrency to Scientific Research,” (with Hanna Kreitem) 69th Annual International Communication Association (ICA) Conference, Communication Beyond Boundaries, to be held in Washington DC, 24-28 May 2019.
  • Digital stratification: Class, status group and parties in the age of the Internet. IAMCR 2018 conference (Oregon, 20-24 June 2018).
  • Artificial Limitations and Meaningful Access: How Artificial Limitations on the Internet Affect Digital Inequalities (with Hanna Kreitem), GIG-ARTS 2018 – The Second European Multidisciplinary Conference on Global Internet Governance Actors, Regulations, Transactions and Strategies, 26-27 April 2018, Cardiff.
  • The rise of the Digital capital and its relation with the third level of Digital Divide, IAMCR 16-20 July 2017, Cartagena, Colombia.
  • Theorizing the Digital Divide, preconference, IAMCR 15 July 2017, Cartagena, Colombia.
  • The 6Cs (six capitals). The digital capital, ECREA Conference, Prague, 9-12 November 2016.
  • Social Stratification and digital divide: a weberian approach. ICA Conference, Seattle, May 22 2014.
  • Censorship, propaganda and media ownership in Italy in the Era of Berlusconi. AIMCR Conference, Dublin: 25-30 June, 2013.
  • From Digital divide to digital inequalities. Northumbria University, Research Media, March 20th
  • The double perception of surveillance: strong with interpersonal and weak with institutional surveillance, 24-25 February 2013, Media, Communication, Publics, CMCL, Melbourne Law School, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Dataveillance and e-surveillance. A critical case study of the usage of Social Networking Sites by students in Sassari. The State of Surveillance, Liss/Cost Conference, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Barcelona. 30 May 2012.
  • Small Talk in the Digital Age: Making Sense of Phatic Posts. World Wide Web Conference, Lyon, France, 17 April 2012.
  • Radio broadcasting in Italy: from Fascism to Digital Age. Oxford, Regent’s Park College, 10 February 2012.
  • The political use of the Internet in Italy, Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford, 1 February 2011.
  • LiSS Meeting of WG2, COST ACTION ISO0807 “Living in Surveillance Societies” University College Cork, (Ireland). 14-15 May 2010.
  • Internet as a public memory, paper presented at the roundtable on Memory and public discourse, University of Sassari, 4 December 2008.
  • Workshop on Surveillance studies with David Lyon and Stefano Rodotà, I° Festival Internazionale del diritto di Piacenza, settembre 2008.
  • Internet and the new social movement, paper presented at Italian Sociological Association meeting, Bicocca University, Milan, October 2008.
  • The surveillance in Europe, paper presented at the Harvey Mudd College, Claremont, (CA) USA, Marzo 2008, Hixon-Riggs Forum on Science, Technology and Society.
  • Social communication for the NGO, paper presented at the international conference organized by the Fondazione Publicità Progresso, University of Milan, November 2007.
  • From iperreality to the construction of reality, paper presented at the Italian Sociological Association meeting, University of Federico II, Napoli, June 2007.