Dr Zoetanya Sujon is Acting Programme Director in Communications and Media at London College of Communication.
Zoetanya is a passionate educator and brings a learner oriented style to the classroom, bridging practical exercises with complex theory and problem solving skills, taught through in-depth case studies, applied exercises and conceptual experiments.
Driven by a deep curiosity about the depths of digital culture, Zoetanya’s research interests broadly address the relationship between “new” technologies, emerging media practices, and socio-political culture.
Questions about the epic connections between the technological and the cultural inform Zoetanya's research vision, particularly as related to social change, political and social life and social theory.
Currently, these interests are based around four themes: social technologies and platform politics; the intersections between privacy and sharing culture; innovation and virtual technologies; and the impact of digital media on changing skill sets and digital literacies.
Zoetanya is also an active member of many media research associations, such as Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR), Social Media and Society, Media Communication and Cultural Studies Association (MeCCSA), European Communications Research and Education Association (ECREA), and Society for Research into Higher Education (SRHE).
Zoetanya’s current work examines social technologies from many perspectives including:
- Sharing culture and shifting privacies
- Emerging technologies such as virtual reality
- A 5 year study on the meaning of Facebook for young adults (2013-2017)
- Digital literacies and designing for the future
- On-going engagement with both established and innovative digital research methods and tools.
Zoetanya is also writing her first book, 'The Social Media Age: Power and Participation in a Connected World', which takes up these questions examining the impact of social platforms across political economic and cultural spheres (Sage, publication 2019).
Trained as a sociologist at Carleton University, Zoetanya completed her PhD in Media and Communications at the London School of Economics and Political Science, where she was also an LSE Fellow, lecturer, and research officer for the LSE Media Policy Project (2004-20010).
Zoetanya’s doctoral thesis used a mixed methods approach to understand cultural shifts around technologically informed ideas of citizenship and their impact on public forms of participation: http://etheses.lse.ac.uk/3017/.
Before joining LCC, Zoetanya was a Senior Lecturer in Media and Communications at Regent’s University London and she has also developed, taught and examined many courses at Carleton University, London School of Economics and Political Science, Goldsmiths University, and Birkbeck, University of London (see sujonz.wordpress.com for details).
Zoetanya is keen to supervise PhD students interested in aspects of social technologies and emerging media practices.
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