Submitted by Andrew
on February 1, 2011 - 3:55pm
An exciting announcement just via MIT Comparative Media Studies director Jim Paradis. Costanza-Chock will work closely with the Center starting with his arrival this fall:
Comparative Media Studies at MIT is pleased to announce that Dr. Sasha Costanza-Chock has been appointed as Assistant Professor of Civic Media and will begin teaching at MIT in the fall of 2011.
Sasha Costanza-Chock is a scholar and media maker who works in the interrelated areas of social movements and information and communication technologies; participatory technology design and community based participatory research; and the transnational movement for media justice and communication rights, including comunicación populár.
His work has involved the use of mobile phones for social change; digital literacies and digital inclusion; and race, class, and gender in digital space. He has done research on the transformation of public media systems; the political economy of communication; and information and communications policy.