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E.I.G. Costa, PhD

Assistant Professor

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Digital anthropology; anthropology of media; global digital culture; social media; gender; digital intimacies; politics; social movement; social change; digital activism; Turkey; Middle East.

PUBLICATIONS

 Books

Costa, E. 2016. Social Media in Southeast Turkey: Love, Kinship and Politics. London: UCL Press.

Costa, E. et al. 2016. How the World Changed Social Media. London: UCL Press.

 Special Issue

Guest editor (with Laura Menin) of the Volume “Digital Intimacies: Exploring Digital Media and Intimate Lives in the Middle East and North Africa”. Middle East Journal of Culture and Communication. 2016. Vol 9 (2).

 

Journal Articles

Costa, E. et al. 2016. Why We Post. Taking Anthropology to the World. Anthropology News

Costa, E. 2016. The Morality of Premarital Romances: Social Media, Flirting and Love in Southeast Turkey. Middle East Journal of Culture and Communication. Vol 9 (2).

Costa, E. 2011. Online Journalism and Political Activism in Lebanon. Oriente Moderno. XCI/1, Between Everyday Life and Political Revolution: the Social Web in the Middle-East. Special Issue edited by Armando Salvatore.

Costa E. et al. 2010. Gli Studenti Universitari Italiani e le Nuove Tecnologie Digitali di ComunicazioneInternational Journal of Information Sciences for Decision Making.

 

Book Chapters

Costa, E. 2017 Facebook location services, leisure and consumption in southeast Turkey. In Rowan Wilken, Gerard Goggin & Heather Horst, eds, Location Technologies in International Context. (forthcoming)

Costa, E. 2013. Introduzione all’ Edizione Italiana. In Miller, D. Per un’ Antropologia delle cose. Milano: Ledizioni.

Costa, E. 2012.Media-Attivismi e Tecnopolitiche Transnazionali nel Libano Post-Emergenza. In: Koensler A. and Rossi A., (eds) Comprendere il dissenso. Prospettive etnografiche sui movimenti sociali. Perugia: Morlacchi Editore.

Costa, E. 2011. Social Media for Social Change: New Media Development, Ideologies of the Internet and Activist Imaginary in Lebanon. In: Fabien Liénard & Sami Zlitni, La Communication électronique: enjeux de langues. Limoges: Lambert-Lucas.

Costa E. et al., 2009. Italian University Students and Digital Technologies: Some Results from a Field Research, pp: 357- 365. In Best practices for knowledge Society. Knowledge, Learning, Development, and technology for all. Springer Berlin Heidelberg.

 

Conference Proceedings

Costa E. et al. 2011. Facebook Influence on University Students Media Habits: Qualitative Results from a Field Research. MIT7 – Unstable Platforms: the Promise and Peril of Transition.

Costa E. et al. 2009. How do University Students Approach Digital Technologies: Empirical Results and Theoretical ConsiderationsMIT6 - Stone and Papyrus, Storage and Transmission.

 

Book Reviews

Costa, E. 2015. Review of Boyer D. 2013. The Life Informatic: Newsmaking in the Digital Era. Ithaca: Cornell University Press. For American Anthropologist

Costa, E. 2014. Review of Marichal J. 2012. Facebook Democracy: the Architecture of Disclosure and the Threat to Public Life. Surrey: Ashgate. For Cultural Sociology

 

Translations

Translation of the book: Miller D. 2009. Stuff. Cambridge: Polity Press. (Miller D. 2013. Per un’Antropologia delle Cose. Milano: Ledizioni)

  

Blog

http://blogs.ucl.ac.uk/global-social-media/

 

 

SEMINARS, CONFERENCES AND INVITED TALKS

23 August 2016 How the world changed social media. Guest lecture at the UCL course for pre-sessional students.

13 July 2016. Social Media in Southeast Turkey: Love, Kinship, Politics. Guest lecturer at the King’s College Summer School in Media, Culture and Gender.

22 June 2016. Social Media in Southeast Turkey: Love, Kinship, Politics. Guest lecturer at the Faculty of Management, MBA Programme, Bilkent University, Ankara. Turkey.

23 May 2016. WhyWePost, the Anthropology of Social Media. UCL Festival of Culture, London.

26 April 2016. Social Media in Southeast Turkey: Love, Kinship, Politics. Invited talk at the Departmental Seminar at the School of Social Science at Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey.

21 April 2016. Co-convenor of the workshop “Everyday Politics and Social Media: Ethnographic Approaches”, held at UCL Department of Anthropology. Paper presented: Social media, the Visible and the Invisible in Southeast Turkey.

9 April 2016. Convenor of the Workshop “Social Media in Turkey: Uses and Impacts in Social and Political Life”. Co-organised by the British Institute at Ankara (BIAA) and Middle East Technical University (METU)

16 March 2016. Social Media in Southeast Turkey: Love, Kinship and Politics. Invited talk at the Departmental Seminar at the Faculty of Business Administration, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey

29 Feb. 2016. Launch of the project WhyWePost. UCL, London, UK.  

7 Jan. 2016. Social Media in Southeast Turkey: Continuities and Transformations. Invited talk at the Department of Sociology, Anthropology Seminar Series. METU, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey.

12 Dec. 2015. Discussant at the workshop “Media in Political transition: the case of Turkey and Morocco”, Al-Jazeera Media project, Cirmena, University of Cambridge, UK

2 Dec. 2015. Social Media in Southeast Turkey: Continuities and Transformations. Invited talk at theBritish Institute at Ankara (BIAA), Turkey.

15 Jun. 2015. Social Media and Micro-Politics: a Comparative Ethnographic Study. Paper presented at SOAS, London, UK. Anthropology in London Day 2015: “Anthropology on the move”.

07 May 2015. The Public Display of Knowledge on Social Media in a Medium-Sized Town in Southeast Turkey. Paper presented atUCL, London, UK. Workshop on Social Media and Education.

15 Apr. 2015. Social Media and Political Inequality in Southeast Turkey. Paper presented at annual meeting of the Association of Social Anthropologist (ASA), Exeter, UK. Convenor and discussant in the panel “Social Media and Inequality”.

19 Feb. 2015. Antika and Utanma Yok: Social Media and Social Change in Southeast Turkey. Invited Talk at King's College, London, UK. Workshop on Social media in low- and middle- income countries: interdisciplinary perspectives.

28 Jan. 2015. Social Media and Micro-Politics: a Comparative Ethnographic Study. Invited talk at the Centre for Media Studies SOAS, London, UK.

3-7 Dec. 2014. Social Media and Micro-Politics: a Comparative Ethnographic Study.Paper presented at the 113th annual American Anthropological Association Conference in Washington DC, USA.

22-25 Nov. 2014. Reconfiguring the Intimate and the Public: Social Media Photography in Southeast Turkey. Paper presented at the annual Middle East Study Association Conference in Washington DC, US.

30 May 2014. Honour and Facebook Photography in Southeast Turkey. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Royal Anthropological Institute, London, UK.

09 May 2013. Anthropology of Media: Case Studies from the Middle-East. Invited talk at Mardin Artuklu University, TURKEY.

27 May 2011. Participant at the Workshop “Critical Perspectives on Media and Social Change”, Organised by the EASA Media Anthropology Network at SOAS London, UK. http://mediasocialchange.net/

21-22 Mar. 2011. Online Journalism and Political Activism in Lebanon. Paper Presented at the Workshop “Between Everyday Life and Political Revolution: the Social Web in the Middle-East”. University L'Orientale, Naples, Italy.

9-10 Dec. 2010. Ideology of the Internet, Activist Imaginary, and International Humanitarian Aid in Lebanon. Paper presented at the conference La communication électronique en Situations Mono et Plurilingues, Le Havre, France.

24-27 Aug. 2010. Ideology of the Internet and International Humanitarian Aid in Lebanon. Paper presented at the European Association of Social Anthropologist (EASA), Maynooth, Ireland.

14 Apr. 2010. Internet, Socialnetwork e Società Civile in Medio Oriente: il Caso Libanese. Invited talk at the seminar: I nuovi media e il Web 2.0: Nuove Forme di Condivisione e Comunicazione della Conoscenza. University of Milan–Bicocca, Italy.

30-31 Mar. 2010. Social Media for Social Change: Mediattivismi e Tecnopolitiche Transnazionali nel Libano Post–Emergenza. Paper presented at the conference Antropologia della Società Civile ed Etnografia dei Movimenti Sociali. University of Milan–Bicocca, Italy. 

 

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