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Digital Activism in China, Scandinavia and USA

The project Digital Activism in China, USA and Scandinavia (DigAct) brings together leading and emerging American, Chinese and Scandinavian scholars of a vivid and striving field at the intersection of media and communication studies, sociology, cultural studies and political science focusing on the role of digital media and its most important predecessors for political mobilization and organization in three regions.

DigAct has two connected aims. Firstly it strives to inquire and discuss major theoretical and methodological approaches within the field from an intercultural, comparative perspective. Secondly it provides a forum for early-career scholars of digital activism to discuss their work with leading researchers in the area.

The work of DigAct revolves around three workshops and an international conference over the course of three years. The workshops and conferences will be organized at each of the partner institutions. The workshops will provide a forum to develop theoretical perspectives on digital activism and for early-career scholars to discuss their work in close exchange with established researchers. Through feedback sessions and assigned discussants the meetings will help to produce high quality journal articles and contributions to the textbook by both early-career scholars and senior researchers.


Social sciences and Humanities


Digital media, activism, social movements, protest movements, social media, social media practices


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Project Manager

Anne Kaun
Senior Lecturer, Associate Professor
School of Culture and Education

People linked to the project

Jenny Sundén
School of Culture and Education

Julia Velkova
Doctoral Student
School of Culture and Education

Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania

School of Journalism and Communication, Peking University

Department for Intercultural Communication and Management, Copenhagen Business School

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Project start: 2015
Project end: 2018

Financier: Stiftelsen för internationalisering av högre utbildning och forskning (STINT)

Research linked to the Baltic Sea region and Eastern Europe: No

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