Tamar Ashuri, Associate Proffesor, Department of Communication at Tel-Aviv University.
I am a media sociologist interested in the role of power structures, processes of organizational innovation, and social change.
Initially, my work was focused on the implementation processes of digital technologies in traditional ‘media’ (in particular television and the press), looking especially at the tensions between economic constraints and cultural forces. More recently, I have become interested in the relationship between digital media and patterns of structural change, especially in the domains of political organizations and collective action. In my current work, I explore how the collection and use of individual data (ID) impacts the interplay between corporations/governments who benefit from personal data, and the individuals who create and disseminate it.
I hold a BA in History and International Relations from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, MSC in Media and Communications from Goldsmith College, University of London, and a PhD in Media and Communications from the London School of Economic (LSE).