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Tamar Ashuri,  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 focused on the ways in which socio-economic properties effect implementation processes of new media technologies by traditional epistemic agents (particularly television and the press).  More recently, I have become interested in how a range of institutions (both public and commercial) who develop and enact data-driven technologies

exercise significant epistemic power over the creation of knowledge, determining the characteristics of the knowledge to be produced, the course of its flow, as well as the terms by which access to it is (and will be ) obtained.

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).