Christina Maria Rose studied Political Science at the University of Innsbruck and the Università degli studi di Milano. She received her Master’s degree in Political Science, with an emphasis on power, leadership and studies of elite behaviour in the field of comparative politics. Since October 2013 she is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Political Science in the University of Vienna. Her main interest and research fields include the critical use and impact of web 2.0 technologies, open source technologies, citizen participation, ICT-enabled governance and social policy research in Southern European countries.
Vassilis Routsis is a PhD candidate at the UCL Centre for Digital Humanities, exploring how privacy ethics and self-disclosure practices have evolved throughout online history, especially after the emergence of social media. He holds a BA in Sociology from the University of Crete in Greece and an MA in Social and Political Theory from Panteion University of Athens, Greece. Vassilis' main research interests lie in the cultural and socio-political effects of technology, mainly but not limited to the area of privacy, as well as the application of interdisciplinary methods as an approach in humanities research (Digital Humanities and Digital Sociology). He has participated in international conferences and workshops led by his vision for technology as a tool for human prosperity, critically challenging some of its more obscure aspects. Vassilis is also proficient in computer programming and has teaching experience in computer science and publishing modules for the UCL MA/MSc in Digital Humanities. He is currently a Research Associate for the ESRC Census Support Service, now part of the UK Data Service.
Pinelopi Troullinou is a funded doctorate researcher at the Open University, UK exploring possibilities of subjective resistance to everyday surveillance among digital natives. The main focus of her research project is to investigate whether a boost of awareness raises critical attitudes towards ICTs as a means of facilitating state and market surveillance. Pinelopi is an active and enthusiastic researcher and her work has been presented in numerous international conferences and workshops. She has published on media representation and surveillance practices, critical theory and surveillance systems. She has worked as a researcher for the EU FP7 project “ICT ethics”, has taught at Leeds University, Leeds Metropolitan University and has been a visiting lecturer at the Zhejiang University of Technology, Hangzhou, China. Pinelopi holds a BA in Philosophy and Social Studies (University of Crete) and two MAs: one in Bioethics (University of Crete) and a second one in Communications Studies (University of Leeds).
Dimitris Tsapogas works as a Researcher and Privacy Lead at the University of Oxford (UK). Prior to this, he has worked for years as a PhD researcher at the University of Vienna, where he completed his thesis that focused on trust and privacy concerns online. His research focuses on the relationship between communication technologies and society, and it has been presented at or published in numerous international conferences and publications. Dimitris holds a Postgraduate Degree in Interactive Technologies from the University of Brighton in the UK and a Bachelors in Philosophy and History of Science and Technology from the University of Athens. Personal website: www.tsapogas.info.