Global Social Media Impact Study


Workshop: Social media and education

What are the consequences of social media on education around the world? At what age do people feel it is acceptable for a child to start using social media? Is social media increasing or decreasing the quality of education? This workshop will discuss a variety of responses to these and other questions about social media and explore some general conclusions that derive from them. More...

Starts: May 7, 2015 10:00:00 AM

Antropología Digital en Alto Hospicio [Digital Anthropology in Alto Hospicio, Chile]

In this talk, Nell Haynes describes her research on social media in Alto Hospicio, Chile. This research looks at the ways the normativities of daily life are at times reflected in, shifted by, and contradicted in online sociality. More...

Starts: May 7, 2015 5:30:00 PM

Join our team

Although there are currently no paid positions available in our team, we are always interested in working with committed individuals with interests and previous expertise in areas such as anthropology, ethnography, social media, film or dissemination who are willing to collaborate with us on to this exciting project. If you are interested in getting involved, please contact

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