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Current vacancy

We are currently recruiting a Research Assistant to help manage our online content and dissemination activities.

Research Team

The Global Social Media Impact Study brings together a team of leading anthropological researchers from around the world, supported by experts in social media and dissemination, to conduct nine ground-breaking ethnographies that aim to advance our understanding of the role of social media in society today.

Group photo of research team
Researcher Fieldsite
Daniel Miller (Principal Investigator) United Kingdom
Elisabetta Costa Turkey
Jolynna Sinanan Trinidad
Juliano Spyer Brazil
Nell Haynes Chile
Razvan Nicolescu Italy
Shriram Venkatraman India
Tom McDonald China North
Xinyuan Wang China South

Honorary Fellows
Our research team is supported through collaboration with a number of honorary project fellows.


European Research CouncilEuropean UnionUCL Department of Anthropology

Grant number: ERC Project 2011-AdG-295486 SocNet
Project title: Social Network Sites and Social Science