Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore
Becky Pham (MA, National University of Singapore) is currently working as a Researcher at Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS), Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD). Her research interests include media and family communication, media and migration, and cognition of out-of-home television. Her research has been published in international journals such as New Media & Society as well as in notable edited volumes.
Media Management and Transformation Centre (MMTC), Jönköping University
Centre for Culture and Technology (CCAT), Curtin University
Dr Crystal Abidin is a socio-cultural anthropologist who focuses on vernacular internet cultures, particularly young people’s relationships with internet celebrity, self-curation, and vulnerability. She is most known for her work on Influencers, a multimedia form of vocational internet celebrity on social media, and has recently written about the virality of young children on social media, young people’s expression of grief on the internet, and practices of young coupling in East Asia. Reach her at wishcrys.com or @wishcrys.
Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland
Brian O’Neill, Dublin Institute of Technology, is a researcher of young people’s use of digital technologies, online safety and policy for the digital environment. He has conducted research for the European Commission, UNICEF, and the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland. He is a member of the EU Kids Online network and leads the project in Ireland. He is a member of Ireland's Internet Safety Advisory Committee where he also chaired the Irish government’s task force on Internet Content Governance. In 2014, he undertook an independent assessment of internet safety for the ICT Coalition. He is the co-author of Towards a Better Internet for Children? Policy Pillars, Players and Paradoxes (2014).
Erna Mariana Susilowardhani
Tanri Abeng University, Jakarta
Erna Mariana Susilowardhani, M.Si. has graduated from Department of Communications Science, Faculty of Political and Social Sciences, University of Indonesia. Currently she is working as a lecturer in Communications Science Study Program, Tanri Abeng University, Jakarta, Indonesia. Her main research interest, especially in strategic communications, media studies, consumer behavior, and the study of human relations in the context of communication studies. Additionally, she is interested in children’s media, and also related to the media literacy. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fiona L. Scott
The University of Sheffield / Sheffield Hallam University
Fiona Scott is a Lecturer in Childhood / Early Childhood and a mixed methods researcher in the field of Early Childhood. She is concerned with very young children’s digital play and learning on and off screen.
Her areas of expertise include: digital literacy; traditional and critical developmental approaches to childhood; social class; and research methodology.
Her PhD thesis is a collaboration with UK preschool content provider, CBeebies, and concerns preschool children’s engagements with television and related media at home, paying particular attention to how social class is implicated in these engagements.
University of Edinburgh
Kate Orton-Johnson is a Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Edinburgh. Her research interests relate to intersections between technology, culture and everyday life. Her currently work focuses on the ways in which we "detox" ourselves from social media and the processes and meanings of disconnecting from digital culture. She also publishes on Digital leisure, in particular blogging and vlogging. This work currently focuses on the ways in which Motherhood is articulated represented and resisted online. She is co Editor of the collection ‘Digital Sociology: Critical Perspectives’ (Palgrave) and teaches on Digital Theory, Digital Culture and Digital Society across the Undergraduate and Postgraduate Curriculum at Edinburgh.
Ben-Gurion University, Negev
Shanee Dalyot is a PhD candidate at the Communication Department at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. She received her M.A. in Political Science from Tel Aviv University, after writing about media coverage of women movements for peace. Since 2007 she teach courses in Methodologies and Theoretical Perspectives at The School of Communication at Sapir College. Her main research interest are interaction between parents and children while using mobile media in the public sphere, and uses and gratifications of parents and children using mobile media
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Isreal
Helle Marie Skovbjerg
Aalborg University, Denmark
Helle Marie Skovbjerg, Associate Professor, PhD at Aalborg University, Department of Communication, studies the relationship between play and technology. Helle studies technology as a source of inspiration for play. In addition to seeing technology as a source of inspiration, she is interested in the interaction across traditional dichotomies as technology /non-technology, and particularly how these practices shift in relation to toys, technology and media. Her perspective on play is expressed through the mood perspective.
University of Maryland, USA
Priya Kumar is a doctoral student at the College of Information Studies at the University of Maryland, USA, where she studies the intersection of families, technology use, and privacy. Specifically, she examines how parents shape their children's digital footprints by sharing information about children online. She has published in the ACM's CSCW and CHI conferences, the journal Media and Communication, and in popular media outlets, including Slate and Time magazines. She has received funding from the University of Maryland to study how parents' social media habits change over time. Find Priya on Twitter @DearPriya and at priyakumar.wordpress.com.
Miami University, Ohio
Lena is a Professor of Early Childhood Education at Miami University of Ohio, USA. She earned the doctorate of early childhood education in Indiana University, Bloomington, USA, and the D.E.A of Comparative Women's Studies at Paris VIII University, France. Her foci of research, teaching, and professional service are on education and lives of young children who are socially and culturally marginalized in various global contexts. Her research interests include media and young children and multicultural education/teacher education. She was the first awardee of Emerging Scholar Award of American Educational Research Association (AERA), Critical Perspective of Early Childhood Education SIG. She has been elected as the Region 5 (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, & Wisconsin) Representative at the National Association for Early Childhood Teacher Educators (NAECTE) and as the Vice present of The Korean-American Early Childhood Education Researchers Association (KECERA). She also serves as co-representative of the Region 2 (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, & Wisconsin) at OMEP-USA (Organisation Mondial Pour L’Education Prescolaire) World Assembly and International Conference. Her works have been published in well-known journals such as Multicultural Education, Journal of Interactive Online Learning, Journal of Early Childhood Research, and Early Childhood Education Journal.