Workshop: Technology for Political Opposition? Bridging the gap between research and practice/policy

Digital technologies have empowered citizens and civil societies to engage in political opposition in unprecedented ways. Without denying the contributions from existing studies, this workshop aims to address a long-lasting issue in studying digital media and contention: how research on the issue could jointly contribute to the practice of activism and the policy-making process that benefits legitimate opposition, whether via digital media or not. To address the issue, the workshop invites scholars from history, political science, communication studies, and computer/information science to present and reflect upon practice and policy implications of their own research. The workshop aims to 1) further collaboration across universities and civil society organizations; 2) develop proposals for publications or funding application.

The workshop will be held: 14th and 27th of November 2023

Invited participants

  • Delia Dumitrica, Erasmus University Rotterdam
  • Giuliana Sorce, Eberhard Karls University Tübingen, Germany
  • Klaus Bruhn Jensen, University of Copenhagen
  • Markus Rohde, University of Siegen, Germany
  • Paul Reilly, the University of Glasgow, UK
  • Ralph Schroeder, Oxford University
  • Suay Melisa Özkula, University of Salzburg, Austria
  • Tomaz Dezelan, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Zenia Y. Henriksen, University of Copenhagen